2nd March, 2012
The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire has challenged the chairmen of local governments and local council development areas to ensure that they perform to the expectation of the people who voted them into office.
This is by ensuring that the dividends of democracy is evenly distributed amongst all the people.
The Deputy Governor who dropped the charge while commissioning the newly built secretariat of the Oto-Awori Local Council Development Area in Ijanikin area of Lagos, said it is only when the third-tier of government, which is the closest to the people, live up to its responsibilities like other arms of the government that the people will feel the impact of the government.
Adefulire while praising the effort of the Chairman for the new office complex, she said it is testimony of the commitment of the council officials led by the chairman, to the well-being of its workforce and citizens of the LCDA.
“The commissioning of this ultra-modern office complex is another remarkable achievement. That the people of this community, particularly the staff will be proud of working in a good and conducive environment is an avenue to motivate the workers and bring out the best in them,” Adefulire added.
She Deputy Governor assured the residents of the LCDA and other Lagosians of the commitment of the Fashola administration towards their welfare and better life through the full implementation of the 10-point agenda and the electoral promises, which she said encompass all areas of development.
Earlier his welcome address, the chairman of the LCDA, Bolaji Kayode Roberts said the lack of office space within the old secretariat necessitated the building of the new complex, adding that the four-storey building was built from the council’s internally generated revenue.
He disclosed that no loan was sourced for the project.
Roberts said the new office complex, which has an elevator will be powered with a standby generator and that the council staff will work in a more conducive environment.
The commissioning was attended by the Commissioner for Rural Development, Pastor Cornelius Ojelabi, Chairmen of Ojo and Olorunda local governments, Council of Obas and Chiefs as well as other top government functionaries.