Ambode, who disclosed this at an interactive session with men and officers of Neighbourhood Watch at Banquet Hall of the Lagos House, Ikeja, was represented by his deputy, Dr Oluranti Adebule.
The governor, while declaring that the policy thrust of his administration would be community development, stated that his government was ready to make people at the grassroots level feel the impact of government.
He told the officials that henceforth “you will be playing more significant and critical role in this administration.
This administration is giving back (governance) to the communities, which is its policy thrust. “We know if we develop the community we have developed the local government, which means we are equally developing the state. But we will not start from up; we will start from the bottom and go up.”
The governor also appreciated the contributions of Neighbourhood Watch members to the maintenance of law and order in the communities, adding that there was need for the organisation to embark on self-appraisal so as to ensure its members live up to expectations of the public.
He reiterated the commitment of the administration to ensure the provision of 20 new rural roads in each of the local government councils of the state as promised during electioneering.