The University of Lagos Alumni, Lagos State chapter, has identified with the numerous achievements of Lagos State Government under the leadership of Governor Akinwumi Ambode.
In a press release signed by the chairman, Dr. Lukumon Adeoti, an academic staff of the University and an Associate Professor in the Department of Geosciences, he pointed out how the various developmental projects of the governor have benefitted residents of Lagos state.
According to him, “the governor is a true Akokite and has demonstrated that the knowledge he gained from his Alma Mater benefits and guides him as he is taking Lagos state to the promised land of development.
“It is instructive to note that the massive infrastructural development of Ambode, particularly his Light up Lagos Project, reconstruction of new and dilapidated roads has eased traffic and movement of people.
“In the agricultural sector, the governor has ensured that Lagos state is one of the rice producing states in Nigeria. Lagos state’s Lake Rice has eased the burden of purchasing rise and other food items at soaring and exorbitant prices. In the area of security, the governor has ensured that criminal elements in the state have been grossly degraded. Lagos now have an enabling environment were businesses thrive and were individuals and properties are safe and secured.
“Ambode did not leave our youths behind but ensured our youths are engaged and gainfully employed through an establishment of a N25bn Employment Trust Fund through which youths are trained to acquire skills, and financially assisted to become entrepreneurs and employers of labour in order to curb the chronic unemployment that has ravaged our youths.
“The governor has also provided improved health services and free primary education to lay solid foundation for human development.
“The state civil service has been restructured to be efficient and to offer quality services to the public. Dr Adeoti is of the view the governor’s competence can also be seen in the recent increase in the internally generated revenue of Lagos state which is 19 Billion Naira more than what was previously generated.”
The chairman used the medium to appeal to the governor to participate in the chapter’s program because they say charity begins at home.
He said Lagos state chapter of Unilag Alumni shares the governor’s vision in the areas of education and youth development which has prompted the association to establish a scholarship trust fund for indigent students.
He appealed to all members of the Alumni resident in Lagos to identify with Lagos state chapter of Unilag Alumni and her projects and also attend the one week activities being organised by the association and slated to hold between 31st January and 5th February 2017 at the University of Lagos main campus.
- Source – Vanguard