The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Lagos, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has expressed his interest in further exploring and expanding the economy of social entrepreneurship in Lagos.
He stated this while meeting with a set of young and innovative entrepreneurs in Lagos, some of which had been given awards of excellence and celebrated by Ambode’s LaRoche foundation.
“I acknowledge that the economy of social entrepreneurship in this state is one that has come to stay. I believe we can harness it to further add value to the society. It has the potential to give more mileage to the effort of any people-oriented government”, Ambode said.
After listening to more innovative programmes from each of the entrepreneurs, Ambode expressed readiness to work with all of them, promising to even create an enabling environment that will see to the making of more successful entrepreneurs.
He said, “I will work with you all. I urge you to create an institutional framework, with workable agendas, one where I will come in as a driver. I promise to give the political will and boost that will trigger the entrepreneurial potential of youths like you. More entrepreneurs will be created and encouraged, thus, complement the effort of government in other areas”
He thanked them for keeping faith with his gubernatorial intention and for believing in his cause.
Members of the Lagos State Association of Indigenous Contractors (LSAIC) today donated some branded souvenirs to support the campaign efforts of the Lagos state All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode.
The presentation was made at the candidate’s Gbagada Campaign office, and on hand to receive their gesture of solidarity was the Director-General of the Akinwunmi Ambode Campaign Organization, Chief Funsho Ologunde.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Lagos, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, today paid a condolence visit to the family of the late leading industrialist and business mogul, and Chairman of CFAO Nigeria Limited, Chief Molade Okoya-Thomas at the late Chief’s residence in Lagos. He was joined by his running mate, Dr. (Mrs) Oluranti Adebule.
He was received by the daughter of the deceased, Mrs. Oluwatosin Alobo-Bakare, after which he expressed his deep sympathy for the loss.
“We do hope that you will take solace in the great life of Chief Okoya, and the legacy of service and industry that he left behind”‘ Ambode said.
He added that it is without any shred of doubt that Chief Okoya will forever be remembered as a philanthropist, a great industrialist and one of the illustrious sons of Lagos and Nigeria as a whole.
He prayed for the family that God almighty will give them the strength and fortitude to bear the loss.
Ambode wrote thus on the condolence register, “The most inspiring sports legend, an illustrious son of Lagos; a pride of all Nigeria. My promise to you is to keep your good works going in whatever position I find myself. True love always, PAPA SLEEP WELL”.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Lagos state, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, today paid a courtesy call to the traditional rulers in the Ojo division of the state. Together with him was his running mate, Dr. (Mrs) Oluranti Adebule, APC National leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and the governor of Lagos state, His Excellency, Governor Babatunde Fashola.
Ambode assured the Obas present that the Ojo division will remain significant in the scheme of things in Lagos, especially now that the vision is clear about sustaining the tradition of excellence. He presented himself as being competent and experienced enough to achieving continuity that Lagos deserves. He therefore solicited their support and blessings, while also urging them to further canvass the votes of their subjects in favour of his candidacy.
Asiwaju Tinubu and Governor Fashola together appraised Ambode’s capabilities that make him stand-out and best-fit to take the state to the next level. Speaking on behalf of the Obas present, the Onijanikin of Ijanikin, Oba Momodu Ashafa, thanked Ambode for honouring their invitation and assured him that the votes of Ojo will be delivered for the APC candidate. Other traditional rulers present at the meeting were the Olojo of Ojo, Oba Rufai Adeniyi, the Oniba of Iba, Oba Y.G Oseni, the Osolu of Irewe, Oba Abideen Durosimi and the Oloto of Oto, Oba Olanrewaju Ikuyamiku Aina.
They together bestowed royal blessings on Ambode and prayed for the success of his candidature in the February election.