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Omotoso, others promise Lagosians seamless governance


Lagos tasks catfish farmers on fish value-chain investment

Lagos State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso and other new cabinet members, have assured Lagosians of seamless and inclusive governance. Omotoso, who spoke with journalists after a four-day retreat at the weekend, said: “Lagosians will see a lot of actions from this government. Everything that has been planned would now be put into action and we are fully armed and energised. Lagosians will see a greater Lagos.”

Similarly, the Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, said the essence of the retreat was to grow synergy between the executive and new cabinet members, adding that the retreat also provided a platform to share the vision of the state for everybody to key into.On her part, the Commissioner for Establishment and Training, Ajibola Ponle, said the retreat provided the cabinet members to know what is required as a public servant.

Also, Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Samuel Egube, said: “We now have a commitment to the people of Lagos and we went out to dig out all the commitment because we know we will be judged by the commitment that we make.

In another development, catfish farmers have been urged to explore new frontiers in their sector for the overall development of the untapped investment in the fish value-chain. Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal, represented by the Programme Manager, Agric Development Authority, Dr. Pereira Sheteolu, who gave the charge at the inauguration of the new executive of Lagos State Catfish and Allied Farmers Association.

Lawal, represented by the Programme Manager, Agric Development Authority, Dr. Pereira Sheteolu, underscored the importance of the fisheries and aquaculture industry to the development of Lagos State, as it is the predominant occupation of people living in the coastal and estuarine areas of the state, which spans a total of 180 kilometres along the state coastline from Badagry to Epe divisions of the state.He, therefore, lauded the association for its role in the development of aquaculture and the practice of catfish farming, among others.


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