The executive members of the Eko Foundation today met with the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode. The intent of the meeting was to know the candidate and get to hear his plans and programmes for the state.
Mr. Ambode presented himself as an accomplished public administrator and thorough professional with cognate experience in both the public and private sector. He detailed the contents of his manifesto to his august audience and assured that his gubernatorial intention is hinged on his unrelenting drive to keep serving the people of Lagos state.
The executive members of the foundation expressed their concerns about the economy, the increasing influx of people in the state, education and job creation availability of better health services, non-marginalization, a tackling of the increasing transport challenges, among other matters.
The governorship hopeful was precise in his responses which he said are thoroughly detailed in his manifesto.
He promised to employ his mastery of cyclical financial management to ensure a fair and equitable redistribution of the state’s finances. This he said will empower all sectors in state and make them remain thriving.
He added that the crust of job creation lies within the essence of productive education.
“Education still remains key to the development of any society in the world. Our plan is to improve of curriculum by introducing technical and vocational training into our educational system to complement the existent tertiary efforts. This is aimed at bridging the gap in the job sector, he said.
He assured that his government will ensure no marginalization of any form as the objective will remain creating a Lagos that works for all, a Lagos of equal opportunities.
He added that policies and reforms are already in place to ensure the efficiency of mobility and connectivity in the transport infrastructure of the state, while adding that proper financial and data planning will help a great deal in creating ease of movement within the state.
He concluded by stating his vision that sees a safer, more secure and more prosperous Lagos, where the interests of all her inhabitants will be duly protected enhanced.
The Eko Foundation is an apolitical interest group that is passionate about the progress of Lagos. They executive members impressed with Ambode’s responses, describing them experience-derived and intelligent. They promised support and prayers for his candidature in order to ensure victory in the gubernatorial elections come February 28, 2015.