…as group challenges Sanwo-Olu’s women cabinet members to diligence
By Moses Adeniyi
In line with the massive outcry on the inconveniences of deplorable roads in the State, the Government of Lagos State has given assurance to Lagosians that concrete attention would-be paid to the constructions and rehabilitations of road projects as soon as the rains subsides.
Roads projects in the priority list slated for urgent attention after the rains,among others, are the Lagos/Badagry Expressway, Agege Pen-Cinema Fly-over, Agric/Ishawo Road, Ojokoro phase I & II and, Command/Ejigbo NNPC.
This intention was made known by the Special Adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Aramide Adeyoye who gave this assurance when members of a Socio-Political Women Group, the ‘Made in Lagos Group’, paid her a courtesy visit.
Noting that the state government was not unaware of the deplorable state of some roads in the State, She added that not much of construction work could be done during the rainy season to avoid wastage of resources.
She however pleaded with Lagosians to show more understanding and continue to support the State Government in the drive to use the proposed scientific approach to improve on road infrastructures in the state.
The Special Adviser who commended the women group for identifying with the THEMES agenda of the Governor charged them to help members acquire skills, identify talents amongst the youth population who might need assistance in actualising their dreams.
She also implored them to come up with initiatives that would make them to be more relevant and contribute meaningfully to good governance.
”I charge you to develop your potentials and skills, come up with good initiatives that can position us as a serious minded people who are ready to contribute to good governance and influence policies that can better our society” Adeyoye advised.
She added further, ”we should be more conscious of how we can contribute to good governance, four years is just too short a period of time, the present government has challenged us by giving us 33% representation, so we must be ready to convince the public that women can do it through various advocacy programmes that are development driven.”
The Special Adviser, assured the group that she is open to advice and constructive criticism that could enhance efficient public service delivery.
In her remarks, leader of the delegation, Comrade Bosede Joseph hinted that “Made in Lagos Women Group” is a politically conscious group which is aimed at bringing women together, initiating programmes and projects that could add value to good governance.
She however noted that the 33 percent women representation in Sanwo-Olu’s cabinet, the highest so far in the country, did not come on a platter of gold.
She stressed that it stands as a great challenge for the female cabinet members to prove their worth in showing that “indeed what a man can do a woman can do better.”