Ambode raises hope of female governor in Lagos State
Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday said the state will soon produce a female governor and deputy governor, who will pilot its affairs and take it to greater heights.
Ambode said this when he received the 17th one-day Governor, Miss Adebukola Noimat Zuffon, a Senior Secondary Two Student of Awodiora Senior Secondary School, Olodi-Apapa.
He pointed out that with a female emerging one-day governor and deputy governor, the younger ones were telling women in the state to rise up to the occasion and take their rightful position in the scheme of things.
The governor, who was elated by the emergence of females as one-day governor and deputy, said that it is a positive signal that tells what the future holds for Lagos.
Adebukola had won this year’s Spelling B Competition for public secondary school students in Lagos.
“It is also telling us a story about the future of Lagos, that one-day, we would find a female governor in the state, but not just for one day, Ambode stated.
The governor gave N1million each to the one-day governor and her deputy, Rosemary Ogidan and N500000 each to the four other cabinet members who accompanied the one-day governor on the visit.
He pledged to continue to pay greater attention to education and youth development for enhanced mental capacity and capability.
Ambode also said the one-day governor and his deputy would enjoy scholarship from the state government to any level.
He thanked the parents for investing in the education of their children and commended teachers, principals of the different schools, as well as staff of the Ministry of Education for doing a good job.
At the event, which was hosted by Rites Food Nigeria Limited, Fela Oke, a brand consultant said the one-day governor project was a good initiative, adding that it would boost Zoffun’s career on the long run.
Zuffon in her address praised the governor for not only investing in developing the education sector but also building infrastructure across the state.
She, however, appealed to the state government to provide her school with a bus, a multi-purpose hall, help fix the drainage channel around the school.
Other students honoured at the event were Philip Daniel, who acted as the one-day Speaker; Tovishede Ebenezer, one-day Secretary to the State Government; Durojaye Oluwasegun, one-day Commissioner for Education and Atabe Ufedojo, one-day Commissioner for Science and Technology, among others.