The Ekiti State Government has set machinery in motion to consolidate Governor Biodun Oyebanji’s efforts at running an all inclusive Government as well as ensure meaningful connection between it and the people at the grassroots through effective and constant communications engagement to foster grassroots participation in governance.
In a bid to achieve the lofty goal, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor on Community Communications, Mrs. Mary Oso-Omotoso, held a meeting with leadership of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Ekiti State Chapter in her office in Ado-Ekiti.
Mrs Omotosho while intimating the ALGON executives with her work plan and areas of collaboration said she commenced engagement with various stakeholders identified to be critical to achieving an impactful community communications disclosed that upon her appointment, she embarked on data gathering and stakeholders mapping to make sure no citizens will be left out in the course of communicating government’s achievements, policies and programs.
She said that the meeting was part of efforts to seek partnership with relevant stakeholders to impact citizens saying “if we want active participation, we must take government to the grassroots.” She noted that Governor Oyebanji puts Ekiti people first in all his agenda hence his mantra of “together with you , let’s keep Ekiti working “ stating that Mr Governor runs an open government where every citizen has a “say” .
“We must therefore ensure that there is a strong bond between the Government and the people. This is why my office is seeking a robust collaboration and synergy with ALGON in the area of community engagement, sensitization, and advocacy”, she added.
In his reaction, ALGON Chairman, Hon. Bode Adetunji congratulated Mrs. Omotoso on her appointment and extolled Governor Oyebanji for creating the office of the SSA Community Communications, describing it as one of the best decisions Governor Oyebanji has taken as it will help deepen government’s impacts at the grassroots.
Hon. Adetunji, who expressed utmost confidence in the SSA said that the Oyebanji -led Administration has showed readiness in taking the State to the next level. He then pledged ALGON’s continued support for the administration.
Highlights of the meeting was the presentation of a roll- up flex bearing the six-points development agenda of the Governor Oyebanji’s administration to ALGON as well as a document containing expected areas of collaboration
Last modified: January 14, 2023