6th July, 2011
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) would use the commemoration of his 1,500 days in office to present members of his newly constituted cabinet to leaders of political parties and the body of permanent secretaries at a three-day retreat in Lagos.
The programme would hold from Thursday, 7th July to Saturday, 9th July, 2011, where these new set of administrators will interact freely and map out strategies for moving the state forward.
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Aderemi Ibirogba, who disclosed this today in his office, stressed that although the regular commemoration of His Excellencyâ€™s 100 Days in office is part of the state governorâ€™s efforts at rendering an account of his stewardship to selected stakeholders, the 1,500 days would be observed differently by presenting the cabinet to stakeholders in the state.
The theme of the 1500 days: Transforming Lagos: Be A Positive Change Agent was carefully selected to spur citizens of Lagos to be more conscious of their responsibility of making the state grow through positive change.
The Governor would also use it to re-assign responsibilities to the newly constituted cabinet.
He pointed out that since administration was a continuum, the counting of another 100 days for the current administration started after the commemoration of 1,400 on Tuesday, 29th March, 2011.
According to the Commissioner, meeting selected stakeholders every 100 days was a unique way of bridging the gap between the current administration in the state and the electorate, who would always be reminded of the governmentâ€™s pledge to them and their responsibilities to Lagos.
Ibirogba noted that every government that was desirous of serving the people must descend from its Olympian height to meet the yearnings and aspirations of the populace, adding that it was the desire of the present administration, led by Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), to connect with every stakeholder in the entity called Lagos.
The Commissioner stated that the race for a better Lagos would be accomplished much faster and quicker when government enlists the support and understanding of stakeholders and assured that the administration would continue to explore avenues of making governance participatory.