Return home, invest – Ambode urges Nigerians abroad

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has urged Nigerians abroad to return home and contribute their quota to the country’s development.

Ambode’s appeal to Nigerians abroad came amid endorsement of his second term by the Yoruba Community in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, UAE, led by Hajj Nasir Adjumat.

The governor, who spoke at a strategic meeting in Dubai with Nigerians on investment opportunities in the state, stressed that their return to invest in any sector of their choice would assist in reducing unemployment and improve Nigeria’s economy.

He noted that the state government was already working hard to make Lagos a state that works for all irrespective of their ethnic or religious belief. Ambode, who was represented by leaders of Project LOUD (Lagos of Our Dream), Mr. Abiodun Yinusa and Kenny Bakare, hinted that the government has repositioned Lagos State as the global gateway for Africa and an easy place to do business.

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While addressing a group which included representatives from the Yoruba Forum UAE, Oodua Progressive Union (OPU) UAE, The Nigerian Community, UAE and Head of Yoruba Traders in Dubai, he said: “I would like to thank you for this endorsement and we know that it is a call to further service. The governor has repositioned Lagos State as the global gateway to Africa and has also put deliberate policies in place to enhance ease of business. The governor is giving us the Lagos of our dream and he is committed to sustainable growth and development of the state.

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“The endorsement, no doubt, will definitely spur the governor to do more for the residents, investors, and visitors.”

Adjumat stressed that the decision to unanimously endorse Ambode’s re-election ahead of the 2019 general elections was due to the achievements recorded in the state since his assumption of office. He stated that the administration has created a conducive atmosphere for investment to thrive, among other laudable projects across all sectors and sections of the state.
He said: “Ambode’s record of achievement is there for all to see. In terms of infrastructural renewal, he has opened up every part of the state, building bridges and roads in every part of the state.

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“The governor has invested massively in security, which in turn has aided the economy to thrive. There is Light Up Lagos Project, One Lagos Fiesta, Lake Rice, N25 billion Employment Trust Fund, among other laudable initiatives.

“In view of the giant strides of Ambode in office so far, we are unanimously endorsing him for another term in office to continue the good works across the state.”

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