Lagos appoints Adebutu to drive people-oriented initiatives


The Lagos State Government has appointed Kessington Adebutu to drive civic engagement initiatives in the state.

Civic engagement initiatives are programmes of the Lagos government that have a direct impact on the people.

The appointment was made known over the weekend at a ceremony where Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu presented Adebutu with a plaque of honour and a symbolic card for his selfless service over the years and his contribution to the development of the State.

Sanwo-Olu said that his administration was desirous of ensuring that every Lagosian feels the impact of his administration, hence Adebutu’s appointment.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Civic Engagement, Princess Aderemi Adebowale, said the choice of the businessman was based on his track record as “a thoroughbred Nigerian.”

According to her, the State Government has outlined series of intervention programmes targeted at reaching indigent citizens in the State, including women and children, adding that the Office of Civic Engagement will be partnering with other ministries, agencies and departments to bring them to reality.

She said, “The focus of Mr. Governor’s administration for 2020 will primarily be centered on impacting the people of Lagos and we have sat down and we looked at someone who truly is a people’s person, someone who is a unifying factor, who can bring everyone together and we couldn’t think of any other person who can be the Grand Patron of Civic Engagement than your good self.”

Accepting the appointment, Adebutu said that he would continue to contribute his own quota to human capital and social development in Lagos.

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