Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has charged members of Community Development Associations (CDAs) to serve as voluntary supervisors to ongoing projects across the State.
The Governor emphasised on the importance of teamwork stating that all hands must be on deck to see that quality projects are delivered by contractors.
While speaking at the year 2019 Community Day Celebration which held on Wednesday at the Police College Parade Ground, Ikeja, Sanwo-Olu described the CDAs and CDCs as the real growth engines in the state.
The event, which was themed: “Revising Rural Communities For 21st Century Development,” was organised by the Lagos State Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs.
According to the Governor: “Our community development; the CDAs and the CDCs are the real engines of growth. They are the owners of all our interventions in government. They are the ones that own every intervention. Everything we are building is for the community, it’s for the Local government.
“So, it is important that the Local Government takes ownership of these development initiatives. We need to ensure that once we’ve sent contractors out, you should monitor them and ensure that they do and deliver quality service so that the schools, the hospitals, and the roads that those contractors are building meet the standard that is required of them.
“You have to serve as monitors and ensure that the right proportion of things needed are used. You have the right to present your complaints to any contractor once you discover that the work is not properly done.”
The Honourable Commissioner for Local Government & Community Affairs, Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke, thanked the Governor and other dignitaries for their presence.
Also present for the event are: The Wife of the Governor, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu; The wife of the Deputy Governor, Mrs Oluremi Hamzat and the representative of the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu amongst others.
Ten Community Development Associations with laudable community projects adjudged to be the best amongst all by the supervising ministry were presented with mini-bus and other prizes.