Ambode Unveils Plan For Lagos

Akinwunmi Ambode, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Lagos has said his plans to turn around the fortunes of the state positively would be hinged on four strategic developmental goals, which he identified as economic development, infrastructural development, social development and the improvement of security.

A release signed by Steve Ayorinde, Director of Media and Communications, Ambode Campaign Organisation, said the APC candidate made this disclosure during a meeting with captains of industry, entrepreneurs, and corporate players which held at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos on Friday, January 23.

While stressing that his economic development plan would take care of job creation, provide skill-based trainings, creation of investment and the execution of project T.H.E.S.E, which is his innovative approach to harnessing the potentials in Tourism, Hospitality, Entertainment/Arts and Sports to achieve Excellence.

He also added that his infrastructural development goals would revolve around integrated transport system reliable power and energy, the Fulbright Scholar in Public Finance Management said the social development plan and security would focus on the delivery of first-class health system, provision of quality education and the security of lives and properties of all Lagosians.

“We will seek to provide reliable power and energy, integrated transportation system, including tapping into the potentials inherent in our waterways. We shall deliver a first-class health system, as well as secure the lives and property of all Lagosians,” Ambode said.

Ambode, who said it was important for the corporate sector and the public to understand his career trajectory, added that this would help them appreciate his desire to succeed Babatunde Fashola.

“I started my career at the Lagos State Waste Disposal Board, an important Agency of Government. I also worked as Treasurer in several Local Governments where I developed a deep understanding of how government works at the grass root level. I also acquired a deeper understanding of how local government finance operates and its impact on our citizens.

“Thereafter I became the Auditor General of Local Governments where I had an overview of how the 57 Local Governments/LCDA operate. This was, in essence, a larger stage for me to operate and develop my knowledge of how the entire local government system functions. From this position, I moved to become the Accountant General/Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance where I had an even larger stage to operate, interact and learn from two of the best Governors that Lagos State has ever produced,” he added.

The gubernatorial aspirant, who said he seeks a secure and more prosperous Lagos, added that he hopes to make the state one of the most habitable and business-friendly cities in the world.

“I seek a clean, secure and a more prosperous Lagos, driven by a robust economy and grounded on equity, fairness and justice; in the collective determination to make Lagos rank not just as one of the fastest growing economies in Africa, but to make the state become one of the most livable and business-friendly cities in the world,” he explained.

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