Lagos State residents and beyond have been assured of open door policy with transparency and accountability to the electorate.
This was made in a statement by Hon. Abiodun Orekoya, representing Somolu Constituency 1 at the Lagos State House of Assembly on Wednesday, November 9th while addressing members of the Human Rights Monitoring Agenda, HURMA, during a courtesy visit to his office.
The Executive Director of Human Rights Monitoring Agenda HURMA, Comrade Buna Olaitan Isiak raised the question of good representation which was affirmed as a must for every elected representative in the House of Assembly by Hon. Orekoya.
“Choice of leaders at election impact on the quality of governance.
It is our duty to convince the electorate that they actually made best choice of decision at election”.
Honourable Orekoya expressed the willingness of his office to work with the Human Rights Monitoring Agenda (HURMA), recognizing it as a body that is closer to the grassroots and poor masses who visit the office everytime to present their grievances and general views.
“Comrade, please be assured that the Lagos State House of Assembly run an open-door policy and we receive advice to improve the well-being of the people.
“Also know that our door is open to constructive criticism. This is indeed healthy for good democratic governance because it is meant to strengthen the government to improve its weaknesses if there are any. We want you to join hands with us to succeed in the interest of the state.”
Hon. Abiodun Orekoya appreciate the proposed plan of the Human Rights Monitoring Agenda HURMA, to commence a public enlightenment program in his Constituency on the need for everyone to subscribe to the Lagos State Health Insurance Initiative (Ilera-Eko) which is meant to address the plights of indigent people in the society. He as well expressed his willingness to partake in the campaign with necessary support.
He thanked the leadership of HURMA for the effort so far invested towards ensuring the reality of upgrading Somolu General Hospital to a first class standard. He however assured that there are several steps already in place to ensure the kicking off of the project in the first quarter of year 2024.