Govt launches code of conduct for incoming administration, political office holders
Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on Monday unveiled two sets of Code of Conducts for political office holders in Lagos to serve as guiding principles.
Similarly, the governor has assented two bills into law. They are the Bill on the Establishment of the Lagos State Health Management Agency and Publication update on all existing Laws in Lagos State.
While presenting the Code of Conducts for the incoming administration and reviewed document of a 33-year-old civil service administration, at the Lagos House on Monday, Fashola explained that the Code of Conducts was another building block in strengthening institution of governance in the state as well as make workload lighter especially for the next administration.
According to him, the code of conduct will help make the burden of the incoming administration lighter. It will streamline their process and serve as references to solution to quick questions. The book contains the history of the state. It will give any public office holder the opportunity to know their role and how they could navigate seamlessly.
Explaining the reason for the code of conduct, the governor said: “The need became compelling for me as the current administration’s strategy to quicken government activities.
“With this book, which is subject to constant review, the incoming government will be speaking with one voice. And I believe that this will assist the government to forge ahead as a team rather than speak as a divided house.”
Fashola said further that the frequent scarcity of fuel experienced in the country would be completely solved if everyone adheres to the law and order of the country.
He said: “I remain convinced that most if not all the challenges that we face as a nation have their causes and their solutions in law and order. Whether it is shortage of fuel, security, corruption, lack of electricity, traffic accident, collapsed building and others. There is a fundamental trace to law and order.”
He added that it was one of the reasons the state introduced laws to strengthen our institutions and set out clear rules of engagement for everyone concerned.
Earlier, Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Ade Ipaye, said that section 21 of the law makes it provisions for the establishment of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in the state.
According to Ipaye, the objectives of the scheme, as stated under section 20, are to: ensure that all residents of the state have access to healthcare service, ensure that all residents of the state have financial protection, physical access to effective, quality and affordable health care service
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