- Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday, July 13, sent a timely message to the private and public sectors of Nigeria's economy
- The Lagos governor told a delegation of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria that qualities like trust and accountability must be treasured in the sectors
- Sanwo-Olu argued that without the virutues, there will be no sustainable development in the country
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Lagos - According to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the need for trust and accountability in both the private and public sectors cannot be over-stated.
The Lagos governor who made this point during his reception of the delegation of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), led by its president, Comfort Eyitayo, on Tuesday, July 13, noted that such virtues are needed for sustainable social and economic development.
Sanwo-Olu, in a statement made available to Legit.ng, promised the delegation that his administration will provide necessary support for the entrepreneurship scheme project the institute plans to set up for young professionals.
“We are in a position where we need to continue to hold ourselves accountable and hold ourselves answerable to the voting public that elected us into office. But more importantly, to be able to hold on to the tenet of ensuring that everything we do, we can account for it; be it infrastructure, financial and human capital."
As he praised the state's public service for having its own arm of ICAN and quality chartered accountants in the civil service, the governor revealed that the government has one of the largest chartered accountant membership in Nigeria.
On her part, Eyitayo hailed Sanwo-Olu for the impressive infrastructural projects in the state.
“It is not surprising that Lagos State is witnessing massive infrastructural developments, some already completed and other ongoing projects. You are equally building a State that would be highly connected thereby positioned to become a 21st century economy.
“It is noteworthy that Lagos is already the biggest technology hub for start-ups and its ecosystem in Africa. One of the drivers of this enviable status of the State is the expansion of broadband access to every part of the state.”
Sanwo-Olu’s wife, Idimogu commends Igbo women on charity work
Meanwhile, the wife of Sanwo-Olu, Ibijoke, and the wife of the lawmaker representing Oshodi/Isolo Constituency 2 at the state House of Assembly, Roseline Idimogu, had commended the women wing of the state chapter of Igbo-speaking community for promoting the work of the charity.
Legit.ng reported that Sanwo-Olu, along with other women received awards of excellence for their roles in championing the cause of women, youths and the less privileged in the society.
The women called on other Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) to emulate the philanthropic gesture of the Igbo group.