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There is the need for Youth Affairs Department at the Local Government Level

Saheed Akanbi, Senior Special Assistant on Youth Matters to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has expressed his desire on the need for the establishment of youth affairs department across the 57 local governments and council development areas in Lagos.

The Senior Special Assistant on youth matters disclosed this on Sunday in Lagos at the annual media retreat of ‘Conference 57 Chief Press Secretaries (CPS)’.

The governor’s aide said that the youth department at the grassroots would help fast-track development across the state.

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He said: “Effort is in progress, as there is need to establish youth affairs department in all local governments and LCDAs to make the job easier.

“So that if there’s anything happening in any council concerning the youth, it will be easier to contact the supervisor on youth affairs in that council to fix the development collectively.

Akanbi added that there was a need to review the remuneration of media aides for council chairmen in the state.

He said that reviewing their remuneration in terms of salaries and offices would assist in bridging the gaps between residents and the councils.

Akanbi, however, advised that spokespersons must be loyal to the council chairman and ensure that its activities and programs are publicized with diligence for the consumption of residents.

Conference 57 CPS which is a forum of chief press secretaries for local councils in Lagos State held her annual media retreat for the third time ever since inception at Badagry in 2018.

The three days event held at Spicery hotel in Jibowu-Yaba afforded media aides in the grassroots to interact and proffer solutions to issues bothering on fake news and the impact of digital tools for effective job delivery among CPS in an anticipated post Covid-19 era.

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Also present at the retreat are Hon. Emmanuel Bamigboye, chairman Mushin Local Government Area. Hon.Wasiu Oladimeji Ogunniyi representing Hon. Mrs.Omolola Essien, Chairman of Lagos Mainland LGA. Chief of Staff to council chairman of Bariga LCDA, Chief Dimeji Lamuren, Hon. Solomon Gbinigie who is Leader of the House, Yaba LCDA representing Hon. Kayode Adejare Omiyale Chairman of Yaba LCDA, and other invited guests.

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