Otedola endorses Ambode for a second term — cheepowersblog

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Femi Otedola has endorsed Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, for a second term.

Femi Otedola has endorsed Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, for a second term. The businessman made the call to Lagosians and asked them to vote massively for the governor for the great works he has been doing in Lagos despite the challenges the state faces. According to the entrepreneur: “As a Lagosian and omo Ibile (child of original regions that make up Lagos), I wish to expressly commend and appreciate the great good works our amiable Governor Ambode is doing in our dear Lagos – Nigeria’s No. 1 state. “I have watched and followed keenly, in the almost last three years of the brilliant transformation projects across the state.
No doubt, Ambode is building on the foundations laid by his good predecessors. “He is building roads and bridges, schools and hospitals, water treatment plants, sewage and storm water drainages, solid waste management plants, and mass transportation infrastructure.” Otedola further recalled that Ambode has approved power projects for Lagos, which when fully executed, will make the state almost energy independent. “You are all aware of the newly acquired mass transit buses that are going to be natural gas powered, in order for us in Lagos to be the first to comply with the global climate agenda of de-carbonisation.
“A clean and smart Lagos will catapult us to the modern global village and make us the number four economy in Africa,” he added. Otedola also stated that the Governor is very much keen about modernizing the state through recent technologies that will make the state compete with other developed cities in the world. “A good government is a reflection of an efficient and responsive bureaucracy. It is the catalytic driver for private sector growth. A bad and weak bureaucracy will produce nothing for the people. “We are lucky to have an able governor like Ambode at the helm of our affairs.
He is a knowledge-driven leader, hard working, with a passion for our great state. “My endorsement and recommendations for him to have a second term is performance-based and not just the usual conventional charade of second term endorsement in Nigeria. “I am sure that all my respected compatriots, friends and followers will agree with me that Governor Ambode should please continue with his good job till 2023. “Ambode, please CARRY GO the 2019 election and continue with your passionate work for Lagos State transformation,” he said.
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Ambode: Lagos can host FIFA Tournament — cheepowersblog

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Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday evening said that the State has the capacity to host international football

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday evening said that the State has the capacity to host international football tournaments and use sports as a tool to showcase its rich tourism, hospitality and entertainment culture. Governor Ambode, who spoke when he received the President of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), Gianni Infantino and his team on a courtesy visit to the Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja, said the population, soccer enthusiasm and the tourism potentials that abound in the State are indicators to the fact that the State has the enabling environment to receive any FIFA projects in Nigeria. The Governor, while welcoming the choice of Lagos as the host city of the FIFA Executive Committee Summit, said it would present a great opportunity for the State to showcase its huge investment in football development especially for youths and women.
He also expressed confidence that the FIFA President and his team, after the visit, would consider Lagos favourably to host a FIFA competition, while also pledging support for events by the world’s football governing body. “I want to say that we are so excited that Lagos is playing host to the FIFA Executive Summit, we would be the second African city that would be hosting this kind of meeting and we are excited that you decided that Lagos would host it. “It is very important for us because soccer is big in Lagos and we are able to show you the kind of facilities and things that football can actually do to us as a nation.
I believe strongly that your hosting this meeting in Lagos portends greater potentials for us in Lagos; we are very strong on youth development and youth soccer development and also soccer development for women. “I believe as you decide tomorrow and then days after on where you intend to put your projects, Lagos stands to welcome all the projects of FIFA. We have the population, the enthusiasm and we also have the tourism potentials to actually receive any FIFA projects in Nigeria,” Governor Ambode said. Besides, Governor Ambode thanked Infantino for deeming it fit to select a retired Chief Judge of Lagos, Justice Ayotunde Philips as a member of the Ethics Committee of FIFA, saying that it was a testament to the State’s credibility.
“I want to personally thank you for selecting one of our retired Chief Judges, Justice Philips into the Ethics Committee of FIFA and that happens to be one of the most important committees in FIFA and I believe strongly that for us to have produced one of those members goes to show how credible that we can be in Lagos,” he said. Governor Ambode who also spoke at the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF/Aiteo) Awards held at Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos, said that partnering with the NFF for the hosting of the award was also a privilege to showcase the Lagos as the emerging sports hub for Africa.
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