Government inaugurates committee for community town halls

 Kehinde Bamigbetan

Kehinde Bamigbetan

Lagos State has inaugurated Management Committee, to manage and mainatian the 30 Community Halls across the state, and charged them to ensure continuous and optimal usage and maintenance.

Special Adviser on Communities and Communication, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan, who spoke at Adeyemi-Bero Auditorium, Alausa, Ikeja, during the inauguration, said the present administration is passionate about its vision of inclusive governance and sustainable Infrastructural Development.

He said over time, government had observed gross abuse of its infrastructure in communities, which necessitated the decision to embark on inaugurating the committee to restore it to its desired form.

Some of the halls are; Imota Community Hall, Imota; Idafa Itele Community Hall, Ikorodu North; Okeletu Community Hall, Ijede; Igbo- Agbowa Community Hall, Igbogbo-Bayeku; Aga Community Hall; Gberigbe Community hall and Mowo Nla Community Hall, Ikorodu Central.

Others are Ori-Okuta Community Hall and Isawo Community hall, Ikorodu West, Oglobo Community Hall and Apa Community Hall, Badagry West, Ita-Opo Community hall, Epe Itigbesa Community hall Ojo among others.

Bamigbetan reiterated that the Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs, shall continue to create and develop programmes and activities that are community-driven through the Community Development Associations (CDAs) and Community Development Committees (CDCs) and by harnessing all resources at their disposals towards improving the standard of living of the grassroots people and stemming Rural-Urban drift.

Earlier in her remarks, the Director, Community Development Department, Mrs. Sherifat Ewumi Dosumu, admonished CDAs that are yet to register with the state government to do so, adding that those who are not paying their annual dues regularly should also have a change of mind, to benefit from the largesse of government.

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