…Unveils activities for 2017, community day celebration in 57 councils
By Olasunkanmi Akoni
As Lagos residents join the rest of the world to celebrate this year, 2017, Yuletide celebration, Lagos State Government has stressed the need for everyone to be on the alert, particularly, at community level, by reporting suspicious movements to relevant security authorities for proper action, in order to nip any criminal act in the bud.
This came as government, announced that it has decentralized the yearly celebration of Community Day in the State, saying that the celebration will now hold in all the 20 Local Government Areas, LGAs, and 37 Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs, to further enrich community participation in all the nooks and cranny of the State.
The celebration is slated for Wednesday December 6 and is expected to be marked at designated venues in LGAs and LCDAs to be followed by the grand finale at Adeyemi Bero auditorium, the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja.
The Special Adviser to the the Lagos State governor on Community and Communications, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan, disclosed this at a news briefing in Alausa, Ikeja, on the highlights of the 2017 Community Day celebration.
According to Bamigbetan, “The monitoring, evaluation and feedback roles of CDAs in project initiation, execution and delivery, the visibility accorded the CDAs in the organisation of government programmes, the renewed guidelines to local governments emphasizing the consultation of, and partnership with community development associations as a code of governance of this administration and many more.”
He also informed that fresh initiatives, such as a state-wide CDAs close user group system, in which members of CDAs can make calls 24/7 at a very cheap rate per month is on the drawing board.
“A community house, which will serve at the best CDA state secretariat in the country, is also on the drawing board. finally, the light up Lagos monitoring programme in which CDAs will report on the performance of street lights in their neighbourhoods is also being considered.” he stated.