As the nation moves towards the 29th May inauguration date of the new administration, I wish to congratulate the Governor – elect of Lagos state, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode and his Deputy – Governor elect, Dr. Mrs. Idiat Adegbule on their landslide Victory at the just concluded 2015 Gubernatorial elections in Lagos State. Your victory is a victory for democracy and firm commitment of Lagosians to the change project championed by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu from 1999 and sustained by the spirited Governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola till date.
Ambode’s victory is predicated on the radical transformation and clearly articulated programmes of All Progressive Congress started 16 years ago by Governor Emeritus, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. With Ambode in charge of governance, Lagos state will start another race in its transformation drive and monumental change given its alignment with the federal government.
Prior to the election, the governor elect promised Lagosians laudable projects in his manifestoes that would impact positively on the people of Lagos state. The contents of APC manifestoes are achievable and its impact will be far reaching in the five divisions of Lagos state.
The governor- elect would ensure good governance through the implementation of people-oriented programmes designed to meet the expectations and yearnings of Lagosians. His administration would sustain the confidence of Lagosians in governance through the implementation of programmes that would enhance the socio-economic and political development of the state.
Lagos state is blessed with abundant natural and human resources necessary for effective economic growth and development, so Lagos state under progressive Governor – elect, Akinwumi Ambode and his able Deputy, Dr. Idiat Adegbule will bring about a responsible change in all aspects of governance.
In the area of Education, the Governor – elect will deliver on his promise to continue the current schools renovation programme state-wide to improve learning environment, upgrade libraries and create new ones into e- libraries in each LGA/LCDA in the state.
He would also establish IBILE meal scheme in all our public schools and pay bursary for students in higher institutions and introduce scholarship into our vocational and technical colleges with strategic emphasis to reposition all tertiary institutions in the state with reference to Lagos state University (LASU), Lagos state Polytechnic and Adeniran Ogunsanya College of education.
In the area of the youth, sports and employment, the incoming administration will fulfill its promise to establish Trust fund with a commitment of 25billion naira in four years by the government. According to the Governor- elect, one billion naira is to be accessed by each of the five divisions in the state for the next four years. This programme will create massive employment for our youths and jobless ones and take our youth off the street. Not only that, the incoming administration will perform its promises in the area of sporting activities with the provision of community sports centre.
I also commend the incoming administration desire to facilitate development of Local Governments in Lagos state and promote good governance at the local government level with massive infrastructural development, construction of roads, provision of health facilities, creation of conducive environment for sound learning, provision of security, rural development and urban renewal.
However, since the incoming administration is an offshoot of federal government led APC, I have confidence that Governor- elect, Akinwumi Ambode will use his influence and relationship with President-elect, Maj. General Muhammedu Buhari and members of the National Assembly to pass into law the 37 LCDAs in Lagos state. This will elevate the status of Lagos State and improve the economy condition of the people within the Local Government area.
In the same vein, I wish to commend the Asiwaju Loyalist Group of Ojo Federal Constituency (G30) for keeping faith with the party following the directives from Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, having worked tirelessly for the party at the just concluded elections. I congratulate Hon Lanre Ogunyemi for his well deserved victory on re-election in Ojo constituency 2.
I also congratulate the great Jagaban of Borgu and the National Leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his untiring strength and zeal which ensure APC victory in the Southwest and Nigeria at large. You are indeed a beacon of hope to the masses. Congratulations to Oronmiyan and the Symbol of our time, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola over the victory of APC in State of Osun, Lagos, south- west and Nigeria.