Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Monday commended the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission for its effort towards ensuring that the July 22nd Local Government election is free and fair.
The governor commended the LASIEC in a swearing-in ceremony of two new members of the board in Ikeja- Prof. Gabriel Babawale and Dr. Noah Jinadu and some other appointees.
“Your appointment is a call to public service and I am very confident that you will justify the trust the Government has reposed in your ability and capacity to add value to the corporate governance, growth, and development of the state”, said Governor Ambode.
“Let me also add that your appointment is an invitation and a privilege to be part of history as we lay a solid foundation for the future of Lagos; a Lagos that our children and their children will enjoy for many years to come,” he said.
He said that the provision of the law setting up the Commission required that the Board comprise the Chairman and six members.
“With this appointment, therefore, LASIEC is properly constituted to conduct the forthcoming Local Government elections in the State,” Ambode said.
The governor urged the new appointees to bring their professionalism to bear to further strengthen their operations.
“I charge you to ensure strict application of relevant rules and never to hesitate in applying appropriate sanctions when necessary,” Ambode said.
Prof. Gabriel Babawale, who responded on behalf of other appointees said, “We will cherish this appointment very seriously and deliver on our mandate. This is a call to duty and we are prepared for the task,” Babawale said.