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LASG supported 2,046 indigent persons with over N254m

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Lagos State Government supported 2,046 indigent persons with over N254m in the last three years.
   
The Special Adviser, Civic Engagement to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, Mr. Benjamin Olabinjo, revealed this during the ongoing 2018 Ministerial Press Briefing to mark the third anniversary of Ambode in office.
   
He said N52.750m was given out in the last one year to 321 indigent residents, to assist them on health challenges, multiple births, and other situations including road accidents and fire disasters.
 


According to Olabinjo, in the last three years, the office of Civic Engagement has undertaken engagement affecting individuals, groups, communities, civil organisations, volunteer groups, non-governmental organisations and political stakeholders.
 
“One hundred and ten civil rights organisations and non-governmental organisations were engaged and enlightened on various government programmes and the need for them to be actively engaged,” he said.
   
According to him, 25 volunteer groups rendering social services were identified and encouraged to do proper registration with relevant agencies.
 
“The office engendered cordial working relationship between the legislative and executive arms of the government,” he said.
 
Olabinjo disclosed that 27 bills passed by the House of Assembly were assented to by Ambode in the last three years. He added that eight of the state’s laws were translated into pidgin, Yoruba and Egun languages, to facilitate easy understanding and voluntary compliance.
   
He added; “The office has been educating the populace, particularly those who have attained voting age and others who have lost their voter cards. It is important for all adults of voting age to participate in the political process. Let me emphasise here that to remain apathetic is self-denial of the inalienable right to vote for candidates of your choice when it is time to do so.”


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