An indication that the party is over and time for serious business has begun for newly elected chairmen of the state’s 57 local government and local council development council areas was signaled by the state governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, at the swearing-in ceremony of the chairmen and their vice at Alausa, Lagos on Tuesday, 25th July, 2017.
The governor stated this when admonishing the new local government chairmen and vice chairman on the need to corroborate the good gestures of Lagosioans who defied all odds voted to vote them into power.
In his words, ‘it is now your turn to reciprocate the good gestures of Lagosians who have discharge their own duties by voting you into office. You must immediately settle down for serious hard work to justify their mandate given to you by the people. This mandate has been activated by this swearing in ceremony today’.
The governor further challenged the chairmen and their vice on the need to brace up for hardwork in the delivery of democracy dividends to Lagosians at the grassroots, whose expectations of the new local government administrations across the state is very high.
The governor further charged the local government chairmen to run an all-inclusive local government administration and ensure full participation of the people in the running of their respective local governments. He also charged them to pursue people-oriented policies and programmes, devoid of gender or ethnic sentiments.
Recall that candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress in the state has swept all the local government chairmanship positions in last Saturday’s local government election in the state.