Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan last week in Lagos admonished Information Officers at the Local Government levels to up the ante in order to ensure that the people at the grassroots get information on various government programmes.
Addressing the Officers in his office in Alausa, Bamigbetan stated that many residents of grassroots areas cannot make a distinction between Federal, State or Local Government Information Officers but are rather interested in getting information about what the government is doing to make life more meaningful for them.
He admonished the Officers to leverage on the established communication processes put in place by the State government to pass information on local activities. “The concern of an average person is service delivery. Many Lagosians cannot distinguish between Local Government, State or Federal Government, so information machinery of the State and Local Government must be integrated to work together for improved service delivery”, he said.
The Commissioner promised to fuse their operations into the State Communication Process in line with the policy of the government of inclusion of the current administration so as to ensure that every resident is kept updated on government activities.