Ambode promises better deal for teachers, others
GUBERNATORIAL candidate of the All Progressives Party (APC), Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has made a commitment to build 5, 000 roads, while ensuring that there are functional streetlights before the end of his fist tenure in office.
He also promised that when elected, his administration would not in any way undermine the role of the teachers, assuring of adequate welfare for them.
Ambode made the commitment on infrastructure during an interactive session with members of the Eagles Club, Surulere, Lagos.
He also noted that his administration would ensure they complement efforts of the local government. “It is my intention to give governance to the people, to complement the efforts of the local government areas in a manner that all the inner roads are activated. With one of my projects titled ‘Project 20-20-57’, a minimum of 20 roads in each local government will be done with 20 street lights around the 57 local governments.
Ambode said that he is poised to continue the good works, which has been evident from the commencement of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s regime in 1999 that made an irreversible foundation for the growth and development of Lagos state for which in the last eight years; Governor Raji Fashola has come to actualize.
Ambode at another event or meeting with the Lagos state All Progressives Party (APC), aligned himself with the teachers describing himself first, as a son of a Teacher, and then, a fellow civil servant. He promised to use his understanding of the challenges they face and his experience in the civil service to serve the best interests of teachers.
He said, “I am the son of a Teacher, and also a civil servant like you. So, I have the capacity in the firsthand to understand your concerns and adequately deal with them. I recognize you as the people who help build the society that we hope to govern, I therefore assure that, all I will do as Governor of this state will be in favour of your welfare and interests.”
“I intend to continue and even improve upon the good work done in the education sector by the present government, and with your support, I am sure the best is yet to come”, Ambode stressed.
Speaking through the Chairman of the Lagos state Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), Comrade Adesegun AbdRaheem, the teachers stated that the present administration of Governor Fashola had done quite well in the Education sector but firmly expressed their strong desires for better welfare package and recognition of their efforts.