Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has expressed displeasure over the low quota reserved for the state’s indigenes in the employment scheme of Federal Government’s organisations operating in the state.
He vowed that his administration would be making necessary moves to address the inadequacy, which, he said, offended the spirit of fairness, equity and federating balance.
Sanwo-Olu spoke against the backdrop of low representation of Lagos indigenes in federally-controlled public institutions when he received the Commissioner representing Lagos State at the Federal Character Commission, Abdulwasiu Bawa-Allah, on a courtesy visit to the State House in Marina on Wednesday.
The governor said, “It is a shame that Lagos, which is Nigeria’s economic and industrial nerve centre, and which has the largest population, has been short-changed in this national commission. The popular narrative about Lagos is that people think we are okay in terms of resources and infrastructure. They think we have been taken care of. This is not the case.
“Lagos is accommodating to all, but the resources available are not enough to cater to all. The challenges facing us are enormous. Our citizens need to be given their proper space in line with the spirit of fairness and the mandate of the Federal Character Commission.”
Responding, Bawa-Allah pledged to work with the governor to reverse the inequitable action against the state.