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Friday, 24 March 2017

No Vacancy For Lagos Governorship Position In 2019 – Oba Of Lagos




The Oba of Lagos, His Royal Majesty, Oba Rilwan Akiolu on Thursday asked those nursing the ambition to contest the 2019 governorship election and rule the state to shelve the idea.

The monarch who spoke at the 21st Convocation ceremony of LASU held at the university’s auditorium complex said the present governor in the state Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode was performing well in the state and should be given second term of four years in office.
Akiolu said, “And that was why about nine months to the 2015 governorship election, I told residents of Lagos that Ambode will be the next governor of the state either they vote or not but that all doubt me.
Few days ago, one of the aspirants greeted me and alleged that I halted his ambition. No one should come out in 2019 and declare his ambition. The only way to avoid not wasting their money is to support Ambode and his deputy to rule Lagos for the next six years.”
Also speaking Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode revealed plans by his administration to build a 6000-bed hostel within the campus of Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo in partnership with the private sector to improve on the learning experience in the institution.
Ambode said government will continue to invest in infrastructure in tertiary institutions in the State including LASU to make them emerge as great citadels of learning and pride of all.
While commending the management and governing council of the institution for the professionalism with which the affairs of LASU had been piloted, Governor Ambode charged them to build on the ranking of the institution as the Best State University in Nigeria to become one of the best five universities in the country by 2020.
The Governor particularly encouraged the management to work assiduously to make LASU emerge as the preferred university of choice by 2025.
He said: “You will recall that at the 20th Convocation of this institution last year, I made a commitment that our Government will invest massively here and upgrade its status to that obtainable anywhere around the world provided all stakeholders can ensure that peace reigns on Campus.
“One of the results of that is the accreditation of this institution’s School of Dentistry; the only State University to have an accredited School of Dentistry.
“We will continue to invest in physical and social infrastructure in this University. We have many projects nearing completion and these legacy projects when completed will no doubt change the entire overview of the landscape of the university. One of these projects is a PPP arrangement to deliver a 6,000-bed hostel for LASU.”
Earlier, LASU Chancellor and retired justice of Supreme Court, Justice Adesola Oguntade, and Chairman of Governing Council of the Institution, Professor Adebayo Ninalowo, in their respective speeches, commended Governor Ambode for matching his words with action in terms of huge investment in infrastructure and academic excellence in the Institution.

( Leadership NG)