Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is billed to speak on how the government is mobilising communities for security and prosperity at the maiden lecture of the Echonews Newspaper Awards on Thursday, December 17, this year.
The governor will review the implementation of the THEMES agenda in meeting the needs of various communities in Lagos State and the plans for the future.
In a statement signed by its publisher, Kehinde Bamigbetan, Echonews Newspapers Limited, the organisers of the annual event, stated that the topic has become very germaine in view of the EndSARS violence which led to wanton destruction of lives and properties and set the state back.
“The unsavoury development necessitates new thinking and perspectives on how the government can protect lives and properties in times of crisis and the role of communities,” the statement read.
The organisers also noted that the challenge of creating prosperity in a period of recession is a major task for the government of Nigeria’s most industrialised state, adding that the lecture would provide hints on how government is tacking the task.
The event is slated to hold at the Banquet Hall of the Iconic Castle Events Centre, NNPC Road, Ejigbo, Lagos State.
Echonews Newspapers Limited, which publishes free weekly editions for Oshodi, Isolo and Ejigbo, stated that the awards recognise individuals, companies and organisations whose positive impacts on the residents and the environment in 2020 have led to the development of the community.
Bamigbetan, a former Lagos State Commissioner for Information & Strategy, chaired Ejigbo Local Council Development Area between 2008 and 2014.