BY GEORGE OKOJIE, Lagos –
Lagos State governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode at the weekend assured Lagosians that his government will ensure that the dividends of democracy get to all the residents of the state.
The governor who spoke after receiving award from Christians Conscience Group of Nigeria led by their chairman, Enoch Ajiboso in Lagos disclosed that plans are afoot to fete thousands of residents simultaneously in 20 centres across the state for the Christmas celebration.
Ambode stressed that the move was targeted at boosting bonding among residents and enhance community participation in governance in Lagos without affecting the season.
The governor who was represented by commissioner for Home Affairs, Abdul-Hakeem AbdulLateef, stated that the strategy was to ensure greater number of residents participate in governance.
He said, “I am not a governor for one religion. I am for all. And that is why we have decided that the Christmas party should be decentralized. They will gather in the 20 centres to celebrate at grassroots level.”
Earlier, Ajiboso explained that the award was bestowed on Ambode following the ongoing transformation embarked upon by his administration.
“This is visible in the infrastructural development, tourism, job creation and economic endowment. Aside these, the peaceful coexistence witnessed among major religion in Lagos state.”