Lagos, Ogun plan joint border commission, units to monitor schools
Lagos and Ogun state governments have set up a joint border commission to oversee the management of the overflow of development from both states.
The two state governors would put pen to paper as the arrangement had been concluded to operationalise the joint commission before the year runs out.
This was disclosed yesterday at the breakfast meeting of Nigeria/South Africa Chamber of Commerce held in Lagos.
Both governors have also taken steps to closely monitor activities in public schools through the introduction of Education Delivery Units.
Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun, who spoke at the breakfast meeting, said the units would enable the government to know what was going on in the schools on daily basis.
On the Ogun/Lagos joint commission, Abiodun said officials of the two states had met and worked out modalities on areas of co-operation, which included agriculture, particularly on rice production, waste management and development of infrastructure at the border towns.
Also, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the defunct Lagos/Ogun mega-city project conceived in 2005, would not take off due to lack of political will but would be revived through the Lagos/Ogun joint commission.
Sanwo-Olu noted that it was imperative for the two states to work on their comparative advantages and co-operate in the area of agriculture, water supply and sharing of information on security issues.
Meanwhile, Abiodun said the state had planned to involve communities in programmes that would transform and bring more development to the grassroots.
The governor stated this at the 35th Sagamu Day celebration, held at the Akarigbo palace.
In another development, the state governor has approved the appointment of a seven-member Judicial Service Commission (JSC) to oversee the activities of the judicial arm of government in the state.
According to a statement signed by the Secretary to the Ogun State Government, Mr. Tokunbo Talabi, the JSC will have the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu, as chairman, while Mr. Kolawole Peters will serve as Secretary to the commission.
The commission will be inaugurated soon.