Lagos State government has tackled infrastructural challenges in 35 rural communities.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Civic Engagement, Mr. Kehinde Joseph, who addressed reporters in Alausa, said “these communities are facing difficulties in the areas of good roads, health facilities, schools, flooding control, among others.
He said the government received complaints from the communities requesting intervention, adding that they were assisted with the needed infrastructure.
The special adviser said the government extended financial succour to individuals with challenges, particularly in health, accommodation, education, multiple births and unforeseen incidents, such as fire outbreak and road accidents.
Joseph said N163, 258,980 was approved by the governor for disbursement to 1,477 indigent residents to help them.
He urged Lagosians to change their apathy towards participating in elections, saying their participation in the forthcoming local government poll will influence the outcome because they have the power, through their individual votes, to determine the eventual winners across the state.
Harping on public protests despite the existence of Civic Engagement Office, Joseph lamented that many of the protests were being staged due to lack of understanding of the channels of engagement with the government.
He said: “Some protests are unnecessary as the issues involved can easily be resolved by establishing a communication line with the concerned authority