Three members of the Lagos State Cabinet, Barrister Tokunbo Wahab ( Special Adviser, Education), Ms Toke Benson ( Commssioner For Housing) and Gboyega Akosile (Chief Press Secretary) were at the weekend hosted to a cosy reception in Lagos.
Held at the Regent’s Hotel, GRA, the informal ceremony which had Gbenga Adeyinka 1st as compete was attended by friends of the trio from all walks of life.
In his opening remarks, Seun Olekutuyi who is co-convener of the event said the reception was organised to congratulate them on their appointments while creating an avenue for discourse.
In his own remarks, Arch. Teju Ajayi urged the Commissioner of Housing to look into the issue of C of O as well as intensify monitoring of buildings to prevent the rampant cases of collapse.
He advised that the Ministry can actually begin to conduct integrity on old buildings especially in the Lagos Island with a view of pulling down those that are unsafe.
Speakers such as Michael Effiong, Mayor Akinpelu, Abiodun Oshinibosi and Sam Olatunji urged the Cabinet Members to put their expertise and experience.into good use in the service of the state.
Noting that the job at hand was daunting, they urged the officials to expert more criticisms than praises. They promised to keep the officials informed with unbiased reports of the goings on around the state with a view of helping the state solve them and putting smiles on the faces of the citizens.
First to respond was Barr. Tokunbo Wahab, he stated that the government was open to constructive criticisms and ideas, adding that ” when we do well applaud, when we falter let us know so we can make amends. We are in government for service and nothing more. I consider this a rare opportunity and I can assure you we will work extra hard to make sure Governor Sanwo-olu succeeds.We will not disappoint you”
Ms Benson stated that the Sanwo-Olu administration has veryhard lofty plans for Housing, noting that in a matter of.days the plans will begin to unfold.
While thanking the organisers, Mr Akosile said the information management team of the government will be strategic and truthful. He called for patience and understanding of Lagosians.
The event was not all about talk, guests were served dinner and the also savoured choice drinks.