By Abolaji Adebayo
Team Jandor, a Lagos based sociopolitical organization, has declared its readiness to involve all Lagosians irrespective of tribe and social and religious affiliation in the political and socioeconomic decision making in Lagos State.
According to the team, its recently launched Lagos for Lagos Project is an avenue through which every resident in Lagos can participate in politics by choosing vibrant youths who could represent them in government and give them opportunity to have say in governance.
Addressing journalists at a media parley in his office at Liberty House in Ikeja, Lagos, the Lead Visioner of the Team, Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran, said he is ready to change the narrative of Lagos State social, political and economic trend by making sure every Lagosian has equal benefit.
Explaining the ‘Lagos for Lagos Project’ as a strategy for 2023, Olajide said: “In Lagos politics, some sections of people are sidelined and marginalized even in the economic sphere. We wish to change this in 2023 by bringing ready-to-serve and vibrant youth on board to manage the socioeconomic affair of the state.
“Lagos for Lagos Project is a platform that will allow every Lagosian to participate, have their say and be given their rights. For instance, the indigenous sons and daughters would not feel being marginalized in politics, the Igbo group will have their own rights, the Houses – the Are was would not be left out while Lagos residents who are not indigenes will not be excluded as well. Lagos for Lagos Project launched by Team Jandor for 2023 is all inclusive platform and it is for all to make their expressions.”
Adediran, who is popularly know as Jandor, urged all Lagosian especially the youths to key into the vision to change the narratives in Lagos State.
Also speaking, the Team Jandor Central Coordinator, Funke Ijaiyekunle said although the youths are in the fontline of the movement, it is for the benefit of all Lagosians especially in term of devidends of good governance and state as well as individual economy.
“We are using the platform to inform other youths across the state to support the movement. Our move is social political. We are youths who desperately want change.
“The youths have to take charge. We are the true leaders who can bring the true change we desire.”
Meanwhile, Ijaiyekunle said all the empowerment programmes of Jandor Foundation in all the 57 LGAs and LCDAs which started in 2016 would continue as the vision of the Lead Visioner is to make sure all Lagosians are out of poverty.
She said: “That is why our slogan remains ‘Wage war on Poverty and not the Poor.'”