Lagos State Government Thursday disclosed that it procured and distributed no fewer than 115 jeeps to traditional rulers and chiefs across the state.
Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Muslim Folami, disclosed this at the ministerial press briefing in Alausa, Ikeja, in commemoration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s first year in office, with the Special Adviser to the Governor on Community and Communications, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan.
Folami noted “The State has 605 approved Obas, Chiefs and Baales as at December, 2015 and inherited over 132 cases of pending approval for traditional chiefs in the state. I am happy to inform you that 56 appointments, upgrading and recognition of traditional chiefs have been approved by this Administration within a year.
“The welfare and capacity building of Obas and Chiefs in the State were given the utmost attention that it deserves. Three training and workshops were organized for them to enhance their roles as alternative dispute resolution agent within the communities, promotion of gender balance activities as well as major motivators of growth and feedback collection from the citizenry,” he added.