Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Tuesday urged residents to embrace attitudinal change and shun all forms of unethical activities in the interest of socio-economic well-being of the state.
Ambode, represented by his Special Adviser on Civic Engagement, Mr Olaide Joseph, made the appeal at the Iyalode of Lagos Forum/Health Screening.
The theme of the programme is "Improving the Ethical Standard of the Citizenry in Lagos State.’’
The governor said he was delighted at the return of peace among youths and various trade groups, especially in Lagos Island area of the state.
Ambode said he believed that such attitudinal change recorded in the Island would be replicated in all nooks and crannies of the state.
"I hope that the development will be sustained in the long run for the socio-economic benefits of the state," he said.
Ambode said that Office of Civic Engagement was created to engage people on attitudinal change and public civility as a demonstration of his administration's resolve toward sustenance of peace and ethical rebirth.
He said that his administration would re-awake the good public conduct and moral rebirth.
Ambode urged the people to spread the message and encourage public civility and good moral conduct within the family, the communities and the entire state.
In her remarks, Chief Bintu-Fatima Tinubu, organiser of the medical mission, said that her major motivating factor was the desire to see a better Nigeria.
"I urge businessmen, intellectuals and entrepreneurs who have come out of Lagos to give back to the society as part of their civic responsibility," she said.
Tinubu also stressed the need for government to listen and promptly act on the complaints of the people.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports free drugs were distributed at the medical mission organised in conjunction with the Lagos State Ministry of Health.