Lagos government pledges zero-tolerance for violence
• Promises all-inclusive education in state
• Rotary Club of Isolo lauds govt’s efforts on policy
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has reiterated the state government’s zero-tolerance for all forms of violence, saying no effort would be spared in ensuring that such acts are curtailed.
He stated this at the fourth yearly community sensitisation and empowerment programme aimed to play up issues that are germane to the welfare and well-being of residents and get useful feedback that can aid effective planning and development.
Sanwo-Olu commended the First Lady for her passion in tackling the menace of drug abuse as well as domestic and gender-based violence.
The governor, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mrs. Folashade Jaji, recalled that since the inception of the present administration, the First Lady has been at the forefront of the fight against all forms of abuse, and implementation of complementary projects toward building a stable society, which according to him, is a key objective of his administration’s policy as encapsulated in the THEMES agenda.
The First Lady, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, in her opening remarks, said the programme was conceived as a platform to link government with residents, thereby promoting mutual understanding, which is the essential ingredient required to fast-track growth and oil the wheel of progress.
MEANWHILE, Lagos State government has promised not to renege on its plan for a well-structured education in the state by vigorously pursuing its three dimensions, which include accessibility, quality and relevance.
Sanwo-Olu, who gave the promise, yesterday, through his Special Adviser on Education, Tokunbo Philip Wahab, at the literacy conference organised by Rotary Club of Isolo held at Ansar-Ud-Deen College, Isolo, said that the state had vowed to ensure that its 700 secondary schools produce 24th Century students in knowledge, with critical thinking, as well as students who are Information Communication Technology (ICT)-compliant.
He said that the administration had elevated the status of the sector by giving its total commitment in ensuring an all-inclusive relevance education.
President, Rotary Club of Isolo, Dr. Atilade Oshoniyi, who was represented by the President-elect, Rotarian Abimbola Oseni, said the programme was held in line with the Rotary calendar for the year, which is physical education and literacy and also in commemoration of the World Literacy Day.
The club, which commended the efforts of the governor towards the uplift of quality education in the state, said that the Sanwo-Olu-led administration had made impactful progress towards ensuring an all-inclusive education policy in the state.