The Lagos State Government has asked the World Bank to consider investing in efficient potable water supply, water transport and education, saying it will bring dividends of democracy to the people.
The state Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule, stated this on Saturday during the visit of a World Bank team, led by the Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of the bank, Mr. Joaquim Levy.
The deputy governor, who received the World Bank delegation on behalf of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, said the government was aware that the bank had supported the state in its past projects.
She said the government wanted the relationship to continue so as to bring more development to the state.
“The Internally Generated Revenue is growing yearly. The residents deserve more in terms of infrastructural provision; we depend on the World Bank to consider energy development, efficient potable water supply, road construction, among others, as some of the key areas the state government would need urgent support,” the deputy governor said.
Joaquim stated that the apex bank picked Lagos State as its pilot state in its sustainable development assistance scheme because Lagos was leading in providing good governance that had direct positive impacts on its citizenry.
The World Bank chief noted that previous partnership of the organisation with the state government had been of great benefits to the state and its people.topics from