|The Lagos State government has reiterated its commitment to channel adequate resources to the promotion of harmonious relationship among all residents in the State, just as it assured that it will continue to initiate and embark on people-oriented policies and programmes for the benefit of all Lagosians.
The State Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Mr. Muslim Folami, disclosed this today at the 2018 Ministerial Press Briefing in commemoration of the Third Year in Office of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode at Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa, Ikeja.
He said since the present administration designed its policies and programmes to align with the desire and expectations of the people, there is a need for all residents to be involved in the sustainable development of their respective communities irrespective of sex, tribe, religious or political affiliations.
The Commissioner acknowledged that the people have been incorporated to local government affairs in their respective areas, adding that administrators of Local Government and Local Development Areas are now at the liberty to perform their statutory responsibilities in order to fulfill their electoral mandate to the people.
In his words, “The State government in recent times has focused on capacity building of relevant institutions at the LGA and Community levels with the commencement of periodic capacity training for political office holders at the Local Government level to acquaint them with the needed inputs for a progressive community”.
Folami informed that the annual Community Day Celebration held in all 20 Local Government Areas and 37 LCDAs of the State is to celebrate the people at the grassroots and create awareness on the need to promote strong family ties in the society as well as define the significance of the present administration’s all-inclusive and responsive model of governance.
He also revealed that the State government is investing a lot in the waste management projects as the government has organized several stakeholders’ meeting with the market leaders and traders across the State to comply with the directive of the State Government on the Cleaner Lagos Initiative.
While assuring residents that an end to waste management challenges across the State is in sight, he implored them to keep the right attitude to cleanliness and sanitation.
The Commissioner stated that the several youth empowerment intervention programmes initiated in various Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas have trained and empowered over 234 youths for sustainable human development and socio-economic growth.
He urged community leaders to encourage security consciousness to improve safety in their domain and assured that the State Government will continue to hold regular stakeholders’ meetings with all traditional leaders in recognition of their influence in decision-making at the grassroots level.