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Sanwo-Olu seeks synergy with local councils to achieve vision

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Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu yesterday charged local council administrators to collaborate more with the state government to deliver democratic dividends to the residents.

Besides, he said that there must be a synergy between the two arms of government for his administration to achieve its vision of a Greater Lagos.

Sanwo-Olu, who stated this during the swearing-in of the new Chairman of Ikosi-Isheri Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Sammy Abolanle Bada, at the Lagos House in Ikeja, said that all the infrastructural projects being executed by the current administration fall within the jurisdiction of one local council or the other thereby spreading the development across the state, adding that there is need to deliver democratic dividends to people at the grassroots hence the importance of a sound relationship between the two tiers of government.

He said: “To ensure maximum effect and optimum delivery of dividends of democracy to our people, local councils must strive to compliment the state government’s efforts in the areas of construction/maintenance of inner roads, waste management, security of lives and property, primary education/healthcare and so on. We must synergise to deliver a Smart City state that works for all.”

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Sanwo-Olu urged the new chairman to implement policies and programmes that would have direct positive impact in the lives of the people of Ikosi-Isheri LCDA, noting that as the third tier of government, local councils are the closest to the citizens and as such, residents should feel their impact more.

Meanwhile, the new chairman, who promised to work with the government to deliver a better Ikosi-Isheri to her people, said that her political relationship with the party and various political leaders in the area would come to bare in the discharge of her duties.

“This is not my making; it is the will of Allah that today has come and by the His Grace, I will work with the Lagos State Government to provide the best for the people of Ikosi-Isheri.

“I have been mentored by great politicians like our distinguished Senator Bayo Osinowo and others to understand politics of service and I will use this knowledge to serve my people,” Dada said.

Bada was inaugurated as Chairman of Ikosi Isheri LCDA following the demise of the former Chairman, Alhaji Abdulfatai Ayodele Oyesanya, on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

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