- Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos is set to empower over 2000 Lagosians with grants
- The initiative is under a social welfare intervention programme under the Lagos state office of civic engagement
- The special adviser to the governor on civic engagement, Princess Aderemi Adebowale, is the brain behind the initiative
In line with the T.H.E.M.E.S agenda of the Lagos state government administration, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, through a social welfare intervention programme, is set to empower over 2000 Lagosians with grants.
T.H.E.M.E.S. is an acronym which stands for Traffic Management and Transportation; Health and Environment; Education and Technology; Making Lagos a 21st Century state; Security and Governance.
Disclosing this, the special adviser to the governor on civic engagement, Princess Aderemi Adebowale, said the grant should be seen as setting the path for citizens to contribute their quota to the economic development of the state.
According to Princess Adebowale, the week-long programme championed by the Lagos state office of civic engagement will commence on Friday, December 20 and end on Thursday, December 26.
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She said the programme will not only focus on empowerment but also look into the areas of imparting social values in children and youth as a guideline for achieving widespread civic engagement through planned programmes of action.
“We aim at building a people-centred Lagos by adopting a variety of engaging activities as a channel to inspire individuals to be active participants in the process of nation-building.
“Engaging citizens remains our ultimate goal. We can only improve Lagos through our collective effort,” she noted.
“Beneficiaries of the social welfare inclusive initiative would be encouraged to invest 50% of the grant received in a small-scale business.
“The office of civic engagement has partnered with some companies to assist our citizens in actualizing these goals by planning and monitoring the growth of their small-scale business.” Princess Adebowale added.
The empowerment initiative has been scheduled to hold at Eko FM Marquee, Alausa, Lagos.
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