Lagos State Commissioner Promises Grassroot Development

By Luqmon Balogun, Lagos

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Lagos State Government through the Ministry of Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Rural Development has assured that residents of the State would benefit immensely at the community level in this new administration.

The newly sworn-in Commissioner for the Ministry, Mr. Bolaji Robert gave this indication at the maiden meeting with the management and staff of the Ministry after the official assumption of office.

Mr Bolaji Robert, who was the immediate past Special Adviser to Governor Sanwo-Olu on Local Government and Community Affairs, reiterated his readiness with the new Special Adviser, Dr Nurudeen Agbaje in ensuring that the dividends of democracy extend to all the nooks and crannies of the State, particularly those at the local communities, which falls in line with the THEMES-Plus Agenda of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration.

He said that Mr. Governor has directed us to hit the ground running to ensure that every part of the State is livable, especially as we concentrate efforts towards making Lagos a 21st Century Economy.

Attention to grassroots community  development

Similarly, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Rural Development; Dr. Nurudeen Agbaje explained that restoring the office of Rural Development back to the Ministry of Local Government, Chieftaincy and Rural Development is a pointer to the attention that the Governor pays to community development across the state.

Agbaje called on the community leaders, the Community Development Associations and other stakeholders to key into the programmes of the administration of Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu geared towards the fulfilment of the collective aspiration of Lagosians who seek economically viable communities across the State.

In her welcome address, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mrs. Kikelomo Bolarinwa expressed her readiness and that of all the members of staff in the Ministry to work with the Commissioner and the Special Adviser in achieving all the tasks and set goals in line with the mandate of the Ministry, for the successful implementation of the State agenda.





Emmanuel Ukoh

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