Anglican bishop, Ademowo seeks support for Ambode second term
•‘Lagos tourism master plan to be ready this month’
The Bishop of Lagos Diocese, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Ephraim Ademowo, yesterday solicited support for the second term bid of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.He spoke at the opening of the third session of the 33rd Synod of the Diocese, at Our Saviours Church, Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Lagos.Ademowo said this was necessary, considering the governor’s massive infrastructural renewal efforts across the state.
According to him, the excellent achievements of Ambode in the last three years were visible to all, which is why his second term bid should be a foregone conclusion.He said: “We are enthused and excited, and we want to appreciate you, celebrate you and thank God for the ways that he is using you in the state and beyond.”He commended the governor on the state of the roads, which has made movement easy across the state, and assured him that the Church would continue to support him with prayers.
According to him, Ambode is a workaholic, trailblazer and an indefatigable personality whose life of humility, doggedness and commitment to the growth of Lagos is unrivaled.Ademowo urged members of the church to get their Permanent Voters Card (PVCs), because it is important for them to participate in the forthcoming general elections and elect leaders of their choice.
Ambode, in his response said the country was at a critical time when all hands must be on deck to ensure that the process of choosing leaders in 2019 leads to sustainable growth and good governance for the people.He said the season calls for every stakeholder in the future of the Nigerian project, religious leaders inclusive, to rise up to be counted and make their voices heard.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, has promised that the state tourism master plan would be ready this month.He said the plan would provide a solid tourism-driven economy for the state, and make it a huge revenue earner.
Ayorinde said the master plan would focus on six sectors, which include culture and heritage, film, art and entertainment.Others are business tourism, nature and adventure, medical and wellness, as well as beach and leisure.
The commissioner declared the state government’s commitment to preserving the cultural heritage of the people of Lagos and its enormous.He added that the proposal to construct a museum in the state, recently received a boost with the approval of a grant for $600,000.00 from the Ford Foundation.
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