4th February, 2015
Moved by the need to bring the message of its ‘Do The Right Thing’ campaign closer to the people of Lagos, Spirit of Lagos, a non-political, non-religious organization dedicated to behavioural transformation, has embarked on a state-wide road tour to educate Lagosians that they have a part to play in developing and sustaining their communities and public services through active involvement in civic duties.
The tour which kicked off this week will see the Spirit of Lagos ambassadors touching down in key locations including parks, markets and major bus stops and terminals in all the local government areas of the state with a call to them to imbibe attitudes associated with democratic governance and social participation.
Olaniyi Omotoso, Spirit of Lagos project director, said that the ‘Do The Right Thing’ campaign is in tandem with civic responsibility which is one of the four cardinal points of the Spirit of Lagos.
“We are out in the streets to urge Lagosians to change those attitudes that negate the spirit of Lagos. We are letting them know that it is wrong for people to dispose off their wastes arbitrarily; it is wrong for people to dash across the roads where there are pedestrian bridges; it is wrong for people to evade taxes, and so on,” Omotoso said.
He added: “As the elections are around the corner, the people need to collect their Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) and vote according to their consciences, and not along their primordial or parochial sentiments. The people of Lagos must be actively involved in the process of electing those who will be in positions of authority. It is part of their civic responsibility.”
So far the team has visited Mushin market, Ojodu Berger, Ijesha Bus Stop, Pako-Aguda, Festac, Ajegunle, Oke-Ira in Ogba and Okokomaiko among many other places with the message of attitudinal and behaviourial change.
Spirit of Lagos, since its inception, has championed attitudinal change campaigns as a way of restoring sanity to Lagos State.