8th June, 2011
Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos on Tuesday urged the nationâ€™s elected officers to shun ego and work for the good of the people.
Fashola told newsmen at the Presidential Wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos that it was time elected officers considered the interest of the electorate in taking decisions.
He noted that effective collaboration would go a long way in improving the living conditions of Nigerians, stressing that citizenâ€™s interest should be paramount in the minds of elected officers.
â€œThere is need for collaboration at different levels of government with different responsibilities set out in the constitution on areas where we can work together.
â€œIt is very clear to anybody who understands the workings of government that no arm of government can function entirely on its own; the ministries, departments are all inter-dependent and inter-related,â€ he said.
Fashola condemned the attitude of blocking the highways because of the movement of â€œvery important personsâ€.
â€œIf those at the helms of affairs put the interest of the citizenry at heart, such practices would be jettisoned,â€ he said.
The governor called for the discontinuation of the practice in the country, stressing that the elected officers were in government because of votes from the electorate.