All we need is our collective will to be anything we decide to be. As Lagosians, we have already shown the world that Lagos breeds champions. Now is the time to continue our unstoppable march towards global greatness. Now is the time to take our place as the city state that will lead Africa in every field of human envdeavour, and then set our sights on the rest of the world.
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has highlighted that Security and the Creation of More Jobs, are the two key areas where his government will focus.
He stated this today as a guest on the “Owuro Lawa” and “Lagos This Morning” shows held at the LTV and Eko FM studios in Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos.
The governorship candidate also used the opportunity to inform his listeners about his many other programmes intended to elevate governance in Lagos to another level.
He said, “As a thorough and experienced administrator who has served our dear state meritoriously for 27 years, I am simply determined to continue in that mode of service. I have been accustomed to the values of Leadership since my teenage years, and I believe all of these puts me in a good position to serve our dear state in the next four years”.
Speaking about his foray into politics, Mr. Ambode stated that, “I am enjoying the challenge of politics simply because for me, it’s being all about service.”
He added, “There has been a paradigm shift in the political landscape, where the expectations of the governed have in way demanded a level of professionalism in the kind of politics we play. And, that has been evident in the way I have run my campaign in the past one year”
On rural development, he added that he intends to reduce the massive urban drift by creating wealth in such areas, “My plans for rural development is basically economic livability and viability, essentially by giving governance back to the local governments, complimenting the activities from the government at the centre”, Ambode said.
Ambode also promised to bring reforms that will upscale and inject a new-level of efficiency into the civil service. He added, “I will look into the welfare of all civil servants to the best of my ability”.
Ambode identified with the importance of the media and communication in governance and as such promised “huge investments and capacity-building programmes” intended to internationalize the activities of the Lagos state broadcasting establishments.
He went on to link qualitative education to job creation and a thriving economy. He said, “The introduction of technology, vocational and technical curricula into our schools and educational institutions will give needed exposure to our teenagers and youths and then equip them with requirements for a thriving economy, and thus, bridge the unemployment gap. This is what we want in our Lagos”.
His final words to his listeners, “I see a safe, secure and more prosperous Lagos driven by qualitative service, equity and justice. I see a Lagos where every Nigerian resident therein will enjoy the fruits of good governance. Keep voting for the APC, and together, we will make our state and nation even greater”
The All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate in Lagos, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode today hosted the winners of the Third Edition of the Under-15 Football competition organized by the Jagaban Fans’ Club.
Mr. Ambode acknowledged that by mere participation, all the teams and teenagers that participated in the competition “are all champions”.
Speaking to the teenagers, the governorship candidate said that the present government of Governor Fashola had done well in the education sector, but promised that he will surely do even better “I will create a much more better environment of learning for you, that will groom you to become better and accomplished adults”
While identifying with them as a sport-lover too, Mr. Ambode encouraged the team players with his success story, urging them to make sure they maintained a “mental balance” between studying and the utilization of their footballing talents.
The winning team, Maradona Football Club, and the 1st runner-up, Lakeside football academy, and the 2nd runner-up, The Great F.A, who couldn’t cease from clapping, were presented with trophies and cash gifts by the governorship candidate.
The leader of the Jagaban Fans’ Club, Engineer Olukayode David Ishola, expressed appreciation for Mr. Ambode’s reception and kind gesture, promising continual support as he gave the vote of thanks.
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Akinwunmi Ambode, was warmly received today by a large crowd of his supporters in Ikorodu amidst a lot of cheer and jubilation.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate in Lagos, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode today participated in a novelty football match held at Ikorodu in the honour and support of the governorship candidate and the other APC candidates from the Ikorodu division of the state.
The football match was played at Ita-Elewa Square in the Ikorodu area.
Present also at the event was the Senator representing Lagos-West constituency, Senator Agbenla Ashafa, the APC Candidate for the Lagos state House of Assembly (LSHA) in Ikorodu constituency II, Hon. Nurudeen Sholaja, the LSHA member representing Ikorodu constituency I, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade, and the APC candidate for the Federal House of Representatives in Ikorodu Constituency, Hon. Jimi Benson.
Also present was a former Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Aderenle Adeniran-Ogunsanya.
A high point of the event was when Mr. Ambode scored a goal much to the cheer of his teeming supporters that watched on in admiration.