The Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday swore in the newly-elected chairmen of the 57 local government areas and local council development areas (LCDAs) of the state.
Ambode warned the elected chairmen against corruption and gratifying themselves while in office.
At the event held at the Lagos State Government Secretariat in Alausa, Ikeja, the governor said the conclusion of the election marked the beginning of real governance.
“The people have, by their votes, discharged their responsibility. It is now your turn to discharge your part of the social contract you made with the people of your communities, wards and local councils.
“Let me remind you all that you are assuming the mantle of leadership at a time when our people expect so much. Today, our performance as a State is being benchmarked against those of developed economies.
“At the State level, so much is being done to harness the potentials of our state and make it a preferred destination for local/foreign investors and tourists.
“We are implementing policies and programmes that will promote socio-economic activities and maximise the economic potentials of the three Senatorial zones of the State.”
According to Ambode, he urged the chairmen to be accountable to the people and be transparent in the management of the resources for the benefit of the people.
“As you settle down to the business of governance, you must bear in mind that the participation of the people in governance does not end with elections. The people must be carried along and given the opportunity to have a say in policy making process and implementation,” he said.