The National Conscience Party (NCP) on Friday urged the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to incorporate its 10-care programme in his administration’s plan for the state.
Mr Fatai Ibu-Owo, the state chairman of the party, made the call in a letter addressed to the governor in Lagos.
In a copy of the letter obtained by News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos, Ibu-Owo said the party’s 10-care programme, if embraced, would impact positively on the lives of residents.
The party chairman listed the components of the programme as Water Care; Security Care; Employment Care; Housing Care; Health Care and Education Care.
Ibu-Owo gave the others as Electricity Care, Communication Care, Food Care and Transportation Care.
He, however, pointed out that the programme was not presented to the governor to supplant or collide with his administration’s already laid down plans and policies, but to add value to them.
Ibu-Owo explained that the party believed that the electioneering period was over and that opposition needed to play a constructive role to promote governance in the state.
He said that the presentation of the programme to Sanwo-Olu for adoption was the party’s contribution toward creating a better state for all.
”The NCP in Lagos deems it fit to first of all congratulate you, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on your election and inauguration as the governor of Lagos State.
”Undoubtedly, the electioneering period is over, which signifies the commencement of business of governance to meet the expectations of the electorate who elected their preferred candidate.
”The role of the opposition parties in the socio-economic development of a state like Lagos cannot be underrated in the deepening of democracy.
”As a political party devoid of politics of bitterness, and which believes in good governance for the masses to be free from poverty, we hereby present our 10-Care programme with the hope that it will serve as part of documents for good governance in the state.
”All this 10-care programme of the NCP is not meant to collide with the already laid down agenda you have for Lagosians, but to support your agenda for the people,” he said.
The party chairman said security remained a challenge in the state, and the NCP plan detailed how cases of insecurity like robberies and kidnappings could be tackled.
Ibu-Owo said the governor would find the party’s plan useful on how to improve the education sector, create jobs, housing and health care for the people.
The party chairman said there was the need to improve communication connectivity in the state and access to water, urging the governor to do his best to deliver.
He said that the issue of poverty would be reduced to the barest minimum with improved supply of affordable food items to the people.
Ibu-Owo also urged Sanwo-Olu to improve the transportation system to facilitate easy movement of people and goods.
He said the NCP remained a `people-centred party’, and would continue to advance the cause of the common man.