The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has stated that his resolve to even improve upon the successes of the incumbent government “remains resolute”.
He stated this today while speaking at a town hall meeting organized by the Lagos State government for stakeholders in the transport sector, including all the transport-related associations.
Ambode identified the transport sector as very integral to the achieve “a safe, secure and more prosperous Lagos” of his dreams.
Speaking further, Ambode said, “I know that our transport sector has experienced transformative reforms under the incumbent government, but I am here to assure you that we will continue from there and achieve even greater successes with new policies that will create ease in movement around Lagos”.
The governorship candidate promised better engagement of the members of the transport associations, who he described as taking a major percentage of the population, and create wealth for them in the process.
“We plan to engage your members with vocational and technical trainings that will upgrade their expertise and make them the kind of individuals who will bridge the unemployment gap, Ambode said.
He added, “There is already the political will to continue in this tradition of excellence, all we are going to do is add value to it. With your support during the elections, this is achievable.”
The Governor of Lagos state, Governor Babatunde Fashola, reiterated the statements of Mr. Ambode, asking the teeming members of the transport associations to support the APC governorship candidate to ensure continuity of good governance in the state.
He urged them to get the Permanent Voters’ Cards and also vote out the government at the centre for failing in the fulfillment of promises that could have bettered their lives.
Also present at the event included the deputy-Governor of Lagos state, Mrs. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, the Secretary to the State government and running mate to the APC governorship candidate, Dr. (Mrs) Oluranti Adebule, Commissioner for Transport, Mr. Kayode Opeifa, the Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Alhaji Tajudeen Agbede, and other leaders of the transport associations.