By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
The joy of a physically challenged graduate, Michael Ogunyemi knows no bound on Wednesday in Lagos, as Governor Akinwumi Ambode directed that he be offered immediate employment in the state civil service.
Ambode, who gave the directive to the chairman of the state civil service commission, ordered that the employment must take effect from August 1st, 2018.
Furthermore, the governor also announced the commencement of recruitment of 1,000 teachers in the state, adding that more would be recruited as the need arises.
The governor gave the directive at the Third Quarter Town Hall Meeting, the 12th in the Series, held at the Community Primary School, Iberekodo in Ibeju Lekki Local Government area of the state, while fielding questions from residents.
Ogunyemi, a graduate of computer studies, had told the governor that he has been jobless for five years.
The governor also directed relevant agencies to address various issues raised by residents.
Besides, the Governor said that his administration was not oblivious of the fact that the Eastern and Western axis of the State were pivotal to the future prosperity of Lagos.
Giving an insight on the next plan of action for the Ibeju Lekki axis, Governor Ambode also said the construction of the Epe Airport and reconstruction of the Coastal Road were very much on course, adding that the dualization of the Eleko Junction to the T-Junction would commence in January 2019, while the 27 network of roads in Ojokoro, Ayinke House, among others would be completed before the next quarter.
The Governor, while thanking traditional rulers, community heads and residents of Ibeju Lekki for their unflinching support towards the advancement of the multibillion dollar projects ongoing in the Lekki Free Trade Zone assured that all issues relating to compensation would be resolved before the end of the week.