Lagos inaugurates feedback portal
The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday inaugurated the Citizens Relations Management (CMR) portal to help the government to get feedback on its policies and welcome suggestions on how things can be done better.
Ambode said the portal, Citizen Gate, which could be accessed on citizengate.lagosstate.gov.ng, was introduced to enhance e-governance.
The governor, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule, noted that CRM would help in managing relationship between residents and the government.
“Through Citizen Gate, residents of Lagos State can make their opinion known to the government on various services provided, as well as interact with government officials via web and mobile phones,” he stated.
The Commissioner for Science and Technology, Mr. Olufemi Odubiyi, said the new concept was a partnership between Lagos State Government and an IT solution firm, Higher Height Communications, which was aimed at using technology to bring governance to the doorsteps of the masses.
In another development, Adebule said the government would continue to use tourism, entertainment and creative art to stimulate the economy of the state.
Adebule, who spoke on Sunday at the closing ceremony of the three-day Rasheed Gbadamosi Eko Art Expo on the Victroia Island, said the event was a demonstration of the determination of the Ambode-led administration to explore tourism.
She said, “This event is a demonstration that everyone has freedom to contribute to the socio-economic and political growth of Lagos.
“Every genuine innovation and creativity that can enhance individual development is assured of government’s support. More artists and exhibitors should take full advantage of the enabling environment provided by the state government to develop their potential.”
The Commissioner for Overseas Affairs and Investments, Prof. Ademola Abass, said the expo was also to commemorate the passion and dedication of late Chief Rasheed Gbadamosi to the arts and also recognise his contributions to the development of the state.
Abbas said the Eko art expo was the beginning of a series of activities lined up for the Lagos@50 celebration coming up in May this year.