By Adeyinka Aderibigbe
The need for a sustained and mutually beneficial relationship between the academia and the government has been stressed.
Stressing this need today was the Honourable Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Ladi Lawanson during the courtesy call on him by
the Department of Urban and Regional Planning of the University of Lagos.
The Commissioner added that the town and the gown should work together to ensure that constant development and growth in all sectors of
governance are regularly upgraded  for the benefit of the citizenry, while promising to see to the possibility of a beneficial collaboration in the area of training for the professionals in the Ministry.
Lawanson also assured the visiting academics of the state government’s readiness to continually enlighten the citizenry on the need to obey the provisions of the extant traffic law towards
engendering their buy-in so as to involve them in the enforcement of the laws for the benefit and wellbeing of all.
Leader of the team, Professor Leke Oduwaye, congratulated the Commissioner on his appointment and promised a mutually
beneficial relationship between the Department and the Ministry in all areas of the ministry’s responsibilities, the state’s transport and
other sectors relevant to the Department’s interest.
Others on the courtesy call team were Professor Taibat Lawanson, the Commissioner’s wife, as well as Drs. Muyiwa Agunbiade, Victor Onifade, Femi Olajide and Adeyemi among others.