Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of lagos state will on Tuesday open his quarterly Town Hall Meeting with Lagosians at the Lagos West Senatorial District.
The Town Hall Meeting, according to a statement, is in fulfillment of his campaign promise to duly engage the citizenry and chart a path where regular interactions will take place to tell residents of plans, policies and programmes of the government and encourage participatory governance.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Strategy, Mr. Folarin Adeyemi, said in the statement that the Town Hall Meeting, which is slated for Abesan Mini Stadium/Play ground, Abesan Housing Estate, Ipaja, by 11am, was designed to enable the residents to rub minds with the governor on salient issues that were germane to the progress of the state while proffering solutions to them.
Adeyemi said the importance attached to the forum was borne out of the fact that it would allow for divergent views from various sources, adding that the desire to maximise the diverse potential in the state informed the need for the window of interaction from all stakeholders in the state.
The Permanent Secretary also noted that the people, being the bedrock of any society, must be actively involved in governance, while emphasising that Ambode’s administration was a people-oriented government.