Lagos to enshrine rule of law in governance
Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday said he was committed to further developing democracy by ensuring that the rule of law was enshrined into governance in the state.
The governor spoke when he received the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. James Entwistle, who paid him a courtesy visit at the Lagos House, Ikeja.
Ambode said the concern of the United States and steps taken to ensure peaceful transition in Nigeria went a long way to ensure that the last general election, particularly the Lagos State governorship election was successful, necessitated his commitment.
He commended the efforts of the United States and the Ambassador in particular in ensuring peaceful democratic transition in the country.
He also welcomed the cooperation of the United States towards ensuring a more secure Lagos as well as deepening the democratic system, saying that the country as a whole could learn from the relationship between the executive and legislative arms of government to deepen its democratic institutions.
Ambode restated his administration’s determination to ensure that the ease of doing business in Lagos was enhanced through enduring security and judicial sector reforms.
Earlier, Ambassador Entwistle reaffirmed the commitment of his country to ensure that the excellent relationship between Lagos and the United States was extended for the mutual benefit of both, adding that the United States would continue to identify with the state government and its policies.
Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State effected a minor cabinet reshuffle in the State Executive Council at its meeting yesterday.
A statement from his Chief Press Secretary, Peter Okhiria, said Isimeme Iriogbe from the Ministry of Oil and Gas was moved to the Ministry of Transport; Saturday Uwulekhue moved from the Ministry of Transport to Ministry of Oil and Gas; Aanena Jemitola leaves the Ministry of Arts & Culture to Ministry of Women Affairs;
Others include; Abdul Oroh from the Ministry of Agriculture to Ministry of Commerce and Industry; Macdonald Obasuke from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to Ministry of Arts & Culture; Washington Osifo from the Ministry of Higher Education to Ministry of Energy & Water Resources. Joseph Okojie who was swornin on Monday takes charge of the Ministry of Agriculture.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode (right), presents the state’s plaque to the U.S Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. James Entwistle, during his courtesy visit to the governor in Lagos on Monday.