Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday canvassed the need for Lagosians to embrace attitudinal change and shun all forms of unethical activities in the interest of socio-economic wellbeing of the State.
Governor Ambode, who spoke at the Iyalode of Lagos Forum/Health Screening with the theme: “Improving the Ethical Standard of the Citizenry in Lagos State,” expressed delight at the return of peace among youths and various trade groups, especially in Lagos Island.
Represented by Special Adviser on Civic Engagement, Mr. Olaide Kehinde Joseph, the Governor said he believed that such attitudinal change recorded on the Island would be replicated in all the nooks and cranny of Lagos State.
He also expressed hope that the development would be sustained in the long run for the socio-economic benefits of the State.
Besides, Governor Ambode said as a demonstration of his administration’s resolve towards sustenance of peace and ethical rebirth in the State, the Office of Civic Engagement was created to engage the people on attitudinal change and public civility.
While assuring that government would reawake good public conduct and moral rebirth, the Governor urged the people to spread the message and encourage public civility and good moral conduct within the family, the communities and the entire State.
The Governor also commended the Iyalode of Lagos, Chief Mrs. Bintu-Fatima Tinubu for taking the initiative to organise free health care for residents as part of the programme.
The medical mission, which was organised in conjunction with the Lagos State Ministry of Health, witnessed free distribution of drugs and screening for over 1,000 Lagos residents on various illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, eye screening, dental health screening and HIV screening.
Earlier in her opening remarks, Tinubu said her major motivating factor was her desire to see a better Nigeria, and urged great businessmen, intellectuals and entrepreneurs who have come out of Lagos to give back to the society as part of civic responsibility.
While alluding to the fact that Lagos State Government under Governor Ambode has taken major steps to ensure sustainable investment in the economy, Tinubu, however, stressed the need for government to listen and promptly act on the complaints of the people.