- The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) calls Governor Akinwunmi Ambode an achiever
- The CDHR says the governor touched every area of Lagos state within his four-year reign
- The rights organisation believes that the governor would be greatly missed by Lagos residents
The committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) on Monday, April 22, described the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state as an achiever and administrator per excellence who would be greatly missed by the residents.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the assessment was made by Alex Omotehinse, chairman of the Lagos state branch of the CDHR, who said that Ambode’s achievements were numerous for any resident to gloss over or forget soon.
"The Lagos state branch appreciates the outgoing governor, His Excellency Akinwunmi Ambode, for the good works he has been doing in the state for the past three and half years.
"Without any fear or favour and with utmost sincerity, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode has demonstrated his genuine sincerity of purpose and pro-people’s policy in governance which has distinguished him as an achiever in less than four years between 2015 and 2019," Omotehinse said.
He described Ambode as a working governor who has touched almost every nook and cranny in the state in terms of developmental projects that are visible for 'any doubting Thomas' to see.
“As a pro-democracy and human rights organisation, we were disappointed that a performing and a reference point governor within and outside his party did not have the opportunity to finish the good work he has started.
“We believe Lagosians have started missing him from the day he was denied a second term ticket by his party,” Omotehinse said in a statement.
Highlighting the governor's achievements, Omotehinse said Ambode made massive investment in security, road infrastructure, bridges, transport, education, youths’ empowerment and employment.
The CDHR boss said Lagosisans could see a fortified security in Lagos with N6.6 billion equipment for security agencies, massive road rehabilitation and reconstruction of inner roads.
“Ambode’s assent to Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps law to increase security in the communities across the state is highly memorable.
“We also see payment of backlog arrears for retirees, setting up of N25 billion Employment Trust Fund and employment of 1, 300 teachers to revive primary education," he said
“We can also notice upgrade of schools’ infrastructure, massive light up of Lagos highways and streets. All these and many others to mention but a few are what the governor has done in just 46 months in office,” he said.
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He added that within the last three and half years, Ambode had convinced Lagosians that a greater state is achievable through tremendous social infrastructure and people’s engagement in governance.
According to him, assuming Ambode had a second term, by the time many of the ongoing projects were completed, they would be world class masterpiece and befitting.
“We therefore, implore the Governor-elected, Sanwo-Olu to please ensure the completion of all the nearly-completed projects of Ambode,” he added.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Akinwunmi Ambode would be honored in a farewell football match by football legends George Weah and Didier Drogba.
According to the organizing committee of the match, Akinwunmi Ambode who has been the governor of Lagos almost four years now will be honored on May 18 in what will be an high profile game.
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