Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, on Thursday, June 23, 2016, launched a book “Cascade of Change: A Decade Of Liberal Thoughts” at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) in Victoria Island.
The event, which also featured discourses on Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s first year in office, was attended by former Ogun State Governor, Aremo Olusegun Osoba who served as the Chairman.
Also present at the event were the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, former Managing Director of Concord Newspapers, Dr Doyin Abiola and prominent economist, Pat Utomi.
“In the last one year we have laid the foundation to make Lagos a globally competitive City-State. In the coming years, we will build on this foundation to move Lagos to the next level, a level of first class infrastructure, services, economic growth and opportunities for all,” Governor Ambode said at the event.
“This calls for transparency and constructive engagement with the media to spread our message. Our government will always do its part and we call on the media to be our partner as we build a Lagos State where everybody has a voice, a chance and opportunities,” he added.
While commending the author of the book, Ambode said it would no doubt go a long way to enhance knowledge as well as shed more light on issues of public discourse and enrich policy design and implementation process.
“Steve Ayorinde is an unassuming personality whose professional work has impacted on our national life in many ways as a social commentator, moderator of social commentary and now as the Chief Information Manager of Lagos State Government,” Ambode said.
“I am sure the fire that runs through his veins have been compressed to flow through his latest publication “Cascades of Change”: A Decade of Liberal Thoughts”.
“He represents a generation of conscious journalists who have committed to working towards a better society. We are proud to have him in the Lagos State Executive and he has been involved in various stages in the implementation of our Change Agenda. He has deployed his professional skills, competence and experience in promoting our socio-political reforms through a liberal and focused policy implementation strategy,” he added.
President Muhammadu Buhari, who was the Guest of Honour at the event, was represented by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina and former Lagos Governor, Bola Tinubu was represented by former deputy governor, Femi Pedro.
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