Ogun, Lagos to set up Joint Devt Commission


Shared values have made both Ogun and Lagos State Governments to set in motion, modalities towards establishing  a joint border commission to oversee the management of the overflow of development from Lagos to Ogun.


Barring any last-minute hitch, the two state governors would put pen to paper as arrangements have been concluded to operationalise the joint commission before the year runs out.


This was disclosed on Thursday at the breakfast meeting of Nigeria/South Africa Chamber of Commerce held in Lagos.


Already, both Governors Dapo Abiodun and Babajide Sanwo-Olu have been communicating with agencies of government, development partners and private sector operators on areas of infrastructural development, climate change and food security.

Both have also taken steps to closely monitor activities in the public schools through the introduction of Education Delivery Unit.

The State Goverrnor, Prince Dapo Abiodun who stated this at a breakfast meeting, said the units would enable government know what was going on in the schools on daily basis.

“We have introduced the Education Delivery Unit to closely monitor deliverables in our schools. We want to ensure that what needs to be done is done, including keeping the school environment, toilets and others clean at all times.

“We have seen that Edo State is making progress in primary education, we may adopt their model.We giving identity numbers to our students and their teachers so that we can know their whereabout at any point in time. We have also introduced e-learning by giving instructional tablets to our students to ensure that a uniform curriculum is taught in our schools,” he said.

He said government was currently rehabilitating 236 primary schools and primary health centres across the State, saying that the rehabilitation would continue until all schools in the State attain required standards.

On the Ogun/Lagos Joint Commission, Prince Abiodun said officials of the two States had met and worked out modalities on areas of cooperation which included agriculture, particularly on rice production, waste management and development of infrastructure in the border towns.



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