Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has charged heads of parastatals in the state to work as a team and ensure the delivery of efficient and quality service to the public. Sanwo-Olu gave the charge during a meeting with chief executive officers of parastatals on Tuesday, 27th of April 2021, saying they have a crucial role to play in strengthening the Lagos project.
“You must work as a team because you all have a role to play in good governance in Lagos State. The citizens are looking at us. There is a trophy to be earned. There is a medal to take away. There are people that truly believe that we can make their lives a lot better. Let us make Lagos better than how you met it. We must go out to do it and not disappoint them. If we work together, there is nothing we cannot achieve as a state,” he said.
Also speaking during the meeting, the deputy governor, Obafemi Hamzat said the administration’s vision was to make Lagos Africa’s model megacity, a global economy and financial hub that is safe and secure. He, therefore, advised the heads of the parastatals to scale up activities in their respective agencies.
In a paper titled “Private sector management strategies for government parastatals” presented by publisher of Complete Football and Complete Sports, Mumini Alao, likened government parastatals to a football team where every individual has a role to play in delivering good governance and dividends of democracy to the people.
The guest speaker encouraged the state government to create more avenues to improve sports activities in the state by establishing Lagos Sports Special School and Lagos State Hall of Fame. Special adviser, Parastatals Monitoring Office (PMO), Afolabi Ayantayo, urged the heads of the parastatals to work in line with the THEMES developmental agenda of the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration.