As part of recognizing unrelenting supports of communities and beliefs in government’s agenda and programs, the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has declared N28.5 million cash reward which would be share among 57 Local Government Council Areas (LCDAs) whose efforts to development of the state were commended by the state governor.
As learnt, Ambode gesture came as an appreciation after expressing satisfaction over support his administration received from the LCDAs who were said to had performed beyond the governor’s expectation and that N500, 000 was expected to be each community development committees share from the fund.
Besides, the governor disclosed that the state government would ensure every home in Lagos have access to adequate power supply, the development of which the state expected to take place through an embedded power project.
The governor assured that his administration would not rest until it ensured that there was light in every home, school at every ward, as well as a clinic across neighborhood.
Addressing gathering at the 2017 Community Day celebration with the theme “Community Affinity, Aligning Lagos Communities with Private Sector, which took place Lagos, the governor his promise to not leave any stone untouched would soon be proven as the state government has continue unfolding project plans for actualization.
According to him, the promised development may look like tall dreams, but history has shown that they are achievable and together with residents, the state shall realise these goals.
Ambode stated that the government’s plan was to achieve phenomenal increase in the state’s internally generated revenue in 2018 and that such could only through persuading more people into the tax net.
To him, 2018 was going to be a better year for Lagos and its people as the state government continue to project on development that could make life easier for residents.
“With your support through the performance of your obligations, we can safely commit ourselves in the conviction that by the end of 2018, more youths will be in schools and more families will be gainfully employed.
“With a home to return to and a community to live in, our dream of a more secure and prosperous state will be another Nigerian wonder,” he said.
Appealing to residents to continue to cooperate with his administration to make the state bigger and better, Ambode commended the Community Development Associations for coming together to celebrate values of community development.
On his party, the Chairman, Community Development Advisory Committee, Tajudeen Quadri, urged community Development Associations and Committees to imbibe spirit of transparency and accountability in running affairs.
Quadri, appealed to community leaders to key into Corporate Social Responsibility as a vehicle to boost development at the grassroots.
Also, the Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Muslim Folami, urged residents to support the state government in delivering more on its promises of improved services, programmes and projects.