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Town Hall Meeting: When Ambode takes transformation, inclusiveness to Oto-Awori

AS Lagos State Government continues to roll out different programmes in the run up to grand-finale of the celebration of Lagos State @50, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, penultimate Friday, led members of the State Executive Council and other top officials of the state government to Shibiri/Ekunpa area office in Oto-Awori Local Council Development Area, LCDA, venue of the second quarterly Town Hall Meeting for the year and seventh in the series.

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Town Hall Meeting is good but….

Mutual distrust and suspicion between local communities and herdsmen is probably Nigeria’s most recent internal security challenge. To specifically address the subject, the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase has developed a strategic initiative of convening town hall meetings throughout the country to enhance the process of reassurance policing and the need for peaceful coexistence and sensitivity of each community’s value, space and interest. The goal is to utilize all Police formations in their respective locations to counter misinformation, anxiety and animosity being generated in relation to the challenge. If police operatives that are deployed in every locality in the nation purposefully follow the directive, so much can be achieved. It is thus no doubt a well thought-out design of public enlightenment which many state governors have also been patronizing. For instance, both at Abesan on October 06, 2015 and at the City Council Hall on January 19, 2016, Governor Ambode of Lagos used the strategy to get many Lagosians to appreciate his administration. It is gratifying that our Information Minister, Lai Mohammed has also joined the group.

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