Lagos State deputy governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat has charged religious bodies and non-governmental organisations to collaborate with the government in its quest to ameliorate the plights of citizens and bring services closer to them.
The deputy governor spoke at the weekend during the official commissioning of the Ultra-Modern Hospital built by the Akoka Branch of the Ansar-ud-Deen Society of Nigeria.
He said, “No nation develops just by the activities of the government alone. Though the activities of the government are essential, I am saying that citizens, religious bodies and charity organisations must have roles to play in ameliorating the pains and sufferings of people or even bringing services to the people”.
The deputy governor emphasised that everyone and organisations must play their roles for the growth of the nation.
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He urged other religious bodies and organisations to emulate the Ansar-ud-Deen society in building infrastructures that will help to develop the country.
He said the newly-commissioned healthcare facility will bring health care closer to the people and relieve other general hospitals as well as reduce the workload on the government.
The President of Ansar-ud-deen Society, Nigeria and Overseas, Alhaji Abdul-Rafiu Ademola Sanni commended the Akoka Branch of the society for this laudable project and appealed to the state government to hasten the ongoing construction of the road leading to the healthcare facility to ease movement to the hospital.