By: Okunade Adekunle
The Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide, has said the Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode has surpassed its expectation within the two years administration.
The group who said this through its founder and President of the council, Aremo Oladotun Hassan, who spoke with select journalists in Lagos, explained that Ambode’s achievements remains unequaled and a pacesetter for other states of Nigeria to emulate, based on his qualitative approach to governance of the highest growing Africa’s economic hub.
It is pertinent to state that the council is a coalition of various Yoruba indigenous youth and student organisations in the southwest geo-political zone, Nigeria and Diaspora.
Hassan added: “We are highly impressed with Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode having surpass our expectations within the last two years as the Executive Governor of Lagos State. One cannot but appreciate his silent style of leadership of service above self, laying his footprint marks in all sectors of the Lagos economy. The governor is not only ensuring consolidation on his predecessors’ landmark achievements and aiming to create an indomitable positive score card.”
He commended Ambode’s giant strides in solid infrastructure, youth empowerment, security, health and education.
The youth President emphazised “In the areas of solid infrastructure and development, Mr Ambode’s pedestal is well felt. With his hyper simultaneous approach in construction and projects development, synonymous of a mega city, from bridges, to road network and other infrastructures, Ambode has tried. He (Ambode) has aimed to complete more new projects, while ensuring all abandoned ones are not left out of his precinct of developmental strides. He placed high priority on youths welfare.”
He stressed that Ambode was retooling the security operational architecture of the state with a robust strategy and synergy with the police force as well as creating and strengthening the local neighborhood watch to a 21st century security monitoring and effective organisation, adding that the governor has ensured that all general hospitals are upgraded.
“Ambode puts smiles on people’s faces, especially through the promotion of the entertainment industry and social values of Lagosians. Also, while applauding Lagos to have joined the league of oil producing states in Nigeria, Mr Akinwunmi has been able to project into the future by establishing the Eko Oil Exploration company to extract, produce and sell oil to the market. He has been able to increase the budget for the judiciary with the evolution in the Judicial system, he has achieved greatly and well appreciated,” said Hassan.