- The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) says Governor Akinwunmi Ambode's name cannot be erased from the history of Lagos state
- MURIC commends the governor for the development of the state in the last four years of his administration
- Ishaq Akintola says while other states are facing challenges of inability to pay workers, Lagos government always meets its responsibility in this regard
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has said the name of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had been etched in gold because of his success in Lagos state.
According to MURIC, Ambode, who had been receiving accolades from individuals and groups as he winds up his administration, has succeeded in changing the landscape of Lagos with massive infrastructural drive.
The body said from the way Ambode governed the state in the last four years, his name can never be altered by anybody.
Legit.ng reports that the director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, said made the declaration while presenting a letter of appreciation to the governor during a Ramadan Tafsir/Iftar and special prayer organised by the state government to mark the official commencement of the Muslim fasting month.
Akintola described Governor Ambode as a top performer whose achievements are indelible.
He said aside the massive infrastructural drive, the governor also prioritised welfare of Muslims and worked hard to enhance peaceful co-existence and harmonious relationship among religious groups in the state.
“Quran chapter 14 verse 7 says if you show appreciation, we would give you even much more. This is what we have come to do to you (Governor Ambode) today sir. We want to appreciate you; you are a performer and numero uno. We have seen action in Lagos state.
“Jesus healed 10 lepers in the book of Luke chapter 17 verse 17 and only one came back. Jesus now asked were not 10 cleaned; where are the nine? Muslims of Lagos state appreciate you sir and you will never ask where are those Muslims because we are here.
“We love you, we appreciate you, we value you. You are a jewel of inestimable value. Is it the infrastructure that you have developed in Lagos state? Is it the gentlemanly attitude that we all have seen in you?” he asked
According to him, while other states are facing serious issues including those security, Akinwunmi Ambode took the political landscape with astounding equanimity.
“Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, your name is already written in letters of gold in the annals of Lagos history; it is indelible and nobody can ever erase it again,” Akintola said.
Akintola commended Governor Ambode for setting up the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) in the state and further decentralising the activities of the council in all the 20 local government areas and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs).
He said while salaries are owed workers for many months in other states, Lagos had been up-to-date on payment of workers.
Legit.ng reported that a professor of political science, Femi Otubanjo, on Friday, April 12, said that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode brought changes to the development of Lagos state.
Otubanjo, the dean of faculty of arts, management and social sciences at Chrisland University, Abeokuta, made the observation in an interview.
NAIJ.com (naija.ng) -> Legit.ng. We have upgraded to serve you better.
When last did you have light in your area? | Legit TV