His Royal Majesty, Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi, Kusenla III, The Elegushi of Ikateland has assured Lagosians that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration is on the right track to providing the much desired infrastructural, economic and social development.
The monarch, who in a statement signed by his executive secretary, Mr. Bamidele Ijagbemi, noted that “this assurance becomes necessary for Lagosians to understand that the state has just entered another era of superlative performance in infrastructural development and social welfare”.
According to him, “as the traditional ruler of Ikate Elegushi Land, the welfare of the people and development of Lagos state are most paramount to me. My role as a ruler is to influence, initiate and drive development, and I am happy to find Governor Akinwunmi a willing partner. The governor is a change agent whose tenure will increase the pace of development in Lagos State”.
Oba Elegushi described Ambode as a man that can be trusted and relied upon. “For people who might not know, the current governor has a track record of performance and history of accomplishments. He has served in different capacities in the administration of the state prior to his election as Lagos state governor. I can assure everyone that his extensive knowledge and experience position him to effectively steer Lagos state to greater heights”.
“Since the country returned to democracy in 1999, Lagos state has benefitted from quality leadership and this is evident in the quantum of progress recorded by the state over that period,” adding that, “from the days of Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, who had the Herculean task of cleansing the state off the debris of military dictatorship and creating a master plan for the state, to Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola who brought to life the beauty of the master plan. Lagos State has demonstrated that foresight and purposeful governance is critical to growth and development, and this tradition will continue with Governor Ambode to make Lagos greater”.
While describing Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, the Minister of Power, Works and House as a shinning example of responsible leadership that streamed out of the Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu School of Thought, Oba Ademola Saheed Elegushi enjoined Lagosians to be patient with the incumbent Governor who has just settled down to deliver dividends of democracy to every resident of Lagos State. He emphasized that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode is a “rich blend of maturity, ingenuity, selflessness and sagacity which will make his tenure smooth and phenomenally successful”.
The monarch also sounded a note of warning to persons of questionable character lurking in the state that “their time is up” and urged them to “turn a new leaf and be reintegrated into the society, or face the fury of the law because it is clear that there is no place for criminals in Lagos State with the recent empowerment of Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies in the state with helicopters, flying boats, motorbikes and cars by this administration”.