THE convener of Centre for Disabilities, Comrade Kehinde Oshilaja, has hailed Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for employing 20 physically-challenged people at the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA).
Oshilaja, in a statement signed by the Secretary, Comrade Taiwo Adesina, said the governor’s action was commendable, especially considering how the physically-challenged were discriminated against.
“Without mincing words, this act has not only shown the kindness of our governor, it has also proved him to be an action man. The decision has confirmed him to be a professional in governance. Our group will never forget this expression of love by Governor Sanwo-Olu,” Oshilaja said.
He said the governor should, for the sake of posterity, maintain the tempo of governance with human face already initiated by his administration, to take Lagos State to the next level.
Oshilaja implored the government to involve their members in governance and policy making.
“We pledge our support for the government and express our readiness to answer government’s call whenever they want ideas on how to address the welfare of the physically-challenged.
“Like Oliver Twist, we are asking Governor Sanwo-Olu to employ more of our members in ministries and agencies. We thank the Managing Director of LAWMA, Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, for accepting our members into the agency,” he added.
Lagos steps up efforts to free clogged drains
Lagos State government on Thursday said effort was on to free up clogged drains and mop up floods that have taken over many streets and roads across the state.
It urged residents not to panic or resort to panicky measures.
Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr Tunji Bello, assured the residents that succour will soon come as the state is deploying more flood abatement gangs to major trouble spots to free manholes and some clogged up drains to compliment the major contractors handling the cleaning up of major drains.
He listed some areas that have experienced the palliative measures of the abatement gangs to include Fred Anyiam and Femi Ayantuga Street in Surulere, Car Wash area in Egbe-Idimu, Macgregor Canal at Obalende, Ago Palace Way, Festac Extension and Ipodo in Ikeja.