(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has inaugurated the state Human Development Core Working Group with the mandate to improve the lives of residents and provide excellent opportunities to make life more meaningful in line with the National Human Development Plan.
The group is chaired by the Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, with the mandate to ensure the effective coordination and implementation of Human Capital Development Intervention in the state as defined in the National Human Development Plan. The Special Adviser, Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs and Investment, Mrs Solape Hammond, will serve as the State Coordinator and Focal Person while the Office of the SDGs and Investment will be the Secretariat of the Core Working Group in the state.
Sanwo-Olu charged the chairman of the state Core Working Group, Hamzat to optimally harness the opportunities in the initiative in a way that will further enhance and facilitate the human capital development deliverables embedded in the current administration’s T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda.
Other members of the Lagos Core Working Group are: Prof. Akin Abayomi -Hon. Commissioner for Health, Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo -Hon. Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke -Hon. Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Princess ‘Remi Adebowale – Special Adviser, Civic Engagement, Mrs. Abosede George -PS, Office of the SDGs and Investment, Mrs. Teju Abisoye -Executive Secretary, LSETF, Dr. Olufunke Oyetola – Director, Policy Research & Statistics, Ministry of Education, Mrs. Fagorusi -Director, Basic Education Services, Min. of Education, Alhaja Sherifat Dosunmu – Director, Community Development, Ministry of Local Govt. and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Tayo Oseni-Ope – Director, Lagos Bureau of Statistics, Dr. Ore Finnih – Senior Special Assistant on Health, Ministry of Health, Mr. Adebola Olowu -Special Assistant (Technical) to the Special Adviser on Education, Mrs. Olusola Oyebode – Head, Monitoring and Evaluation, Office of SDGs and Investment, Mrs. Clara Bamgbola – Head, Economic Intelligence Unit, Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget.
In addition, the following multinational private sector organizations will serve as members of the Working Group: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMG), World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF),World Food Program (WFP), Mastercard Foundation.
PROJECTED IMPACT: The initiative would improve human capital development and help to engender a society in which residents are productive, gainfully employed, healthy and have access to quality education and good nutrition.