Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday swore in the newly elected 20 Local Governments and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) as he urged them to work in unity with other tiers of government to bring to bear the dividend of democracy on the lives of people, in all the relevant areas.
In his address, Governor Sanwo-Olu said much is expected from the newly inaugurated chairmen even as he charged them not to disappoint the electorate.
He said: ‘Today, we are witnessing the dawn of a new era in local government administration in Lagos State. The swearing-in formality, which we have just witnessed, has officially concluded the transition of power from the former chairmen and vice chairmen whose tenure has just expired.
‘It is expected that you will work in unity with other tiers of government to bring to bear the dividend of democracy on the lives of people, in all the relevant areas: construction and maintenance of inner roads, waste management, primary education, healthcare, security, welfare programmes touch the lives of people, and so on.
“This is not the elinate some people because of political difference but time to give all citizens good governance. This is the time for people to feel good governance.
‘I commend the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission, under the able leadership of Honourable Justice Ayotunde Philips (Rtd), for living up to the responsibility and duties of the Commission as enshrined in the law that established it.’
In his address, Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Dr Wale Ahmed in his address at the ceremony urged the local government chairpersons to cover all sectors and sub-sectors, in tune with the THEMES Agenda of Governor Sanwo-Olu.