Archive Lagos Government Ready to Partner with CSOs

Lagos Government Ready to Partner with CSOs

-

- Advertisment -

Kemi Busari

The Lagos state government has once again reiterated its commitment to deliver a government of inclusiveness to the citizenry.

Speaking shortly after the inaugural meeting with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), the Special Adviser to the governor on Civic Engagement, Hon. Kehinde Joseph said the door of the state office of civic engagement is always open to groups and individuals.

“This is the government for all the people, we have nothing to hide. Any CSO can come around to question us, as long as their criticism is constructive and it doesn’t constitute harm to the people we govern, we are ready to hear them. That will even serve as challenge to us.

“I am happy to inform you that the office within my period of assumption had engaged more than 40 heterogeneous groups with the hope of forging a partnership with them.” He noted.

Hon. Joseph said that the civil groups and NGOs in Lagos state should expect more of such meetings as it is a fulfilment of Governor Ambode’s electioneering promises

“During the last electioneering campaign, the governor promised the CSOs of a partnership and relationship that will lead to the development of the state. That promise is what we keep today. We are looking forward to a positive engagement of various groups within the political, economic, educational, cultural and social cycle.”

He stated further that there is nothing wrong in government funding the CSOs.

“There is nothing wrong in government funding the CSOs. A government funds INEC and in the end loose elections. The CSOs criticize the government but that should not mean that the government cannot fund them.”

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

JONAPWD-LAGOS Commends Sanwo-Olu For Restoring Disability Empowerment Fund

Kenneth Afor |  The Joint National Association of Persons Living With Dissabilities (JONAPWD ) in Lagos state has commanded Babajide...

Groups Call On Judicial Panels Of Inquiry To Dispense Justice On Victims, Survivors Of Police Brutality

Kenneth Afor | The Network on Police Reform in Nigeria (NOPRIN) and Centre for Law Enforcement Education (CLEEN Foundation) has...

COVID-19 Second Wave: FG Urged To Ban Flights From Britain, Others

By Ijeoma Ukazu | With some countries currently experiencing the spread of the new COVID-19 variant, the Health Writers’ Association...

“I am not distracted by calls for 2023 presidential race” — Yahaya Bello

Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello has said calls for him to contest in the forthcoming 2023 presidential election is...

AfDB Provides $25m To Boost Low-Carbon Energy Generation

The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors on Monday, December 14, 2020 approved $15 million from the Sustainable Energy...

Civil Defence Receives COVID-19 Testing Equipment

The Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abdulahi Gana Mohammadu on Friday in his office received Covid...

Must read

JONAPWD-LAGOS Commends Sanwo-Olu For Restoring Disability Empowerment Fund

Kenneth Afor |  The Joint National Association of Persons Living...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

%d bloggers like this: