It is my profound pleasure to welcome you all to this 11th Bola Ahmed Tinubu Colloquium.
As I welcome you all to this event, I ask you to join me in wishing a very Happy Birthday to the man for whom we have all gathered today, a man of high political dexterity, the dogged National Leader of our great party, the All Progressives Congress, and a man of undoubted courage and political acumen.
This year’s colloquium is coming at a time when Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has spearheaded our Party to victory in the General Elections; at the Federal, National Assembly, Governorship and State Assembly elections. This colloquium is coming at a time when the APC has spread its progressive tentacles even further in the country. And this colloquium is coming at a time when Nigerians are eagerly looking forward to the Next Level in Progressive Policies, Economic Growth, Social Welfare and increased National Security.
The theme of this colloquium; “Next Level – Work For People” is perfectly conceived as it fits the moment.
We are all expectant and we can feel the Next Level unfolding. Our country is on the threshold of greatness because for the first time since our independence, we will have successive administrations of a progressive and visionary Government; a Government of Integrity; a government whose sole interest is the wellbeing of Nigeria and Nigerians.
We are all lucky to be here in these exciting times; in a time when our country will be led by selfless individuals who have the progress and prosperity of our people as their major objective.
And we are here today because Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been a very key part of this story. We are here not only to celebrate him but to celebrate the incoming dawn in Nigeria. We are here to celebrate the Next Level in Nigeria where Nigerians will be served and given what is due to them.
Mr. President, Your Excellencies and all our distinguished guests, once again, I welcome you all and I thank you for honouring this invitation.
Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode,
Governor of Lagos State
28th March 2019.