Peaceful Lagos crucial to development, says SSG

The Secretary to the Lagos State Government (SSG), Mrs. Folashade Jaji, has said safer and peaceful existence of Lagosians is paramount to the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration.

She said the government would not relent in doing this despite the problems posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mrs. Jaji spoke o Wednesday at a ministerial news briefing at JJT Park, Alausa, Ikeja to commemorate the one year anniversary of Governor Sanwo-Olu administration.

She said as the Secretary to the State Government, especially in tandem with the T.H.E.M.E.S agenda of the governor, the responsibility of ensuring security and peace of residents falls within the jurisdiction of her office.

The SSG said that her office had done a lot by organising seminars and workshops for citizens on the need to maintain peace.

She said: ”As a member of the Lagos State Security Council and Security Intelligence, the Office of the Secretary to Lagos State Government collaborated with the League of Secretaries to Local Governments/LCDAs known as Scribes 57 and the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) to sensitise Lagosians at the grassroots on peace and security, especially during the festive periods, to reduce crimes.”

Jaji said that her office hosted a two-day Southwest Education Summit, coordinated by the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission and the UK-Department for International Development, to discuss the factors militating against expected learning outcomes in schools, adding that her office also participated in the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) programme on the 2nd African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) towards achieving mutually agreed goals and ensuring compliance with agreed political, economic and corporate governance values, codes and standards in Africa.

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