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Lagos heading in wrong direction under Ambode, says Tinubu

Lagos heading in wrong direction under Ambode, says Tinubu
March 05
18:20 2021

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Lagos state was heading in the “wrong direction” when Akinwunmi Ambode was governor.

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Speaking at the inauguration of the Agege Pen-Cinema Bridge on Friday, Tinubu said Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos governor, has “turned around” the state’s fortunes.

He said: “Sometimes in 2017-2018, the ship of this state seems to have headed in a very wrong direction. Ever since Babajide became the captain of the ship of our state, he has turned it round to the right direction of progress, development, and good leadership quality.”

Ambode was governor of Lagos between 2015 and 2019. He failed in his bid for a second term, as he lost the primary election to the incumbent governor.

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Commenting on the strides of Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Tinubu said they are overseeing an administration “determined” to rebuild Lagos.

He said: “Both of you (Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat) and the entire cabinet have demonstrated unequal determination to redevelop, rebuild for the people of Lagos. You have made us seen a fine and determined government for the progress and quality of life of our people.”

‘DISRUPTION WON’T HELP YOUTHS’

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Tinubu also advised youths to shy away from thuggery, adding that the mindset of destruction will not make them attain their goals.

The October 2020 #EndSARS protest against police brutality was hijacked by hoodlums, resulting in looting, vandalism and arson in some states.

In Lagos, private and public facilities were looted, razed, and destroyed.

Commenting on the development, Tinubu said the government is ready to help the youths get the right education, urging them to give peace a chance in the state.

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“Don’t copy vagabonds and those who are into thuggery. There is no development if there is no peace. We must encourage peace. The government will ensure that you get the right education. Education is an investment in your future,” he said.

“Destruction and disruption will not help you to reach the destination you desire to reach. We will support your aspirations but help the state, ensure peace in our state and country.”

The former Lagos governor commended the state government for carrying on with its developmental projects despite the chaos and economic disruption witnessed during the protests.

“Despite the turbulence and crisis of the virus, the lockdown, you are able to continue to deliver this state. You have shown great determination as a government,” he said.

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1 Comment

  1. smilealways
    smilealways March 06, 08:46

    Yet Tinubu has remained silence in the face of a Nigeria ship capside

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