The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule, has urged Lagos residents to embrace the new administration as theirs by supporting and keying in to the government policies to drive development.
Adebule made the call at a New Year get together she organised for the party leaders and people of her constituency in Badagry Division of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event was held on Sunday in Lagos.
She said that the government could not be successful without the contributions and support of the people.
“This is an opportunity to thank God for another year and to appreciate the people in my constituency for their support and vote of confidence.
“It is also to show them that their elected leaders have not abandoned them having being given the mandate to serve and represent them in government.
“This government is their government as no government can be successful without the support of people.
“I urge our people to adhere to the laws of the state and key into government policies, so that we can experience the desired positive change and development,’’ she said.
Adebule also advised the youth to empower themselves by utilising the skills and vocational centres established by the government.
Also speaking, Mr Oluwatoyin Suarau, Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, who is also from Badagry constituency, said the state government was committed to reducing unemployment through the ministry.
Suarau said that the ministry would in February commence an empowerment programme and training in the areas of aquaculture, poultry and rice farming.
He urged the youth to utilise the opportunity by sending their applications to the ministry.
Mr Rabiu Oluwa, Chairman, APC Badagry division, also urged the people to be patient with the new government.
Oluwa said that nine months was not enough to settle down and make proper plans for the good of the country going by the rot inherited from the last administration.
“We have to allow the government to settle down and make plans so that we will not make the same mistakes,” Oluwa said.
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