Sanwo-Olu, Jandor congratulate Ambode at 60
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has congratulated his predecessor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on the occasion of the latter’s 60th birthday.
The governor, in a congratulatory message posted via Twitter, yesterday, by his media adviser, Gboyega Akosile, described Ambode as a seasoned administrator who contributed his knowledge and expertise to growth of the public service in Lagos State.
Ambode lost his second-term bid to Sanwo-Olu in the All Progressives Congress primary in 2018.
The governor said his predecessor contributed immensely as a former accountant-general, as well as governor, to the growth and development of Lagos State in different capacities, especially in the finance sector.
“On behalf of my adorable wife, Ibijoke, the government and good people of Lagos State, I join family, friends and political associates of my predecessor, former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, to congratulate him on his 60th birthday,” the governor was quoted as saying.
“Akinwunmi Ambode dedicated his young and adult life to the service of Lagos State, first, as a civil servant and later as the 14th governor of our dear Lagos State.
“As Council Treasurer, Auditor General for Local Government, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Accountant-General of Lagos State, he displayed a high level of integrity, dedication and professionalism to service in the public sector. He recorded the same achievement as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and as the State’s Accountant General.”
Also, Dr. Abdul-Azeez Adediran (Jandor), Peoples Democratic Party’s 2023 governorship candidate in Lagos State, congratulated Ambode on his 60th birthday.
Adediran made this known in a congratulatory message in Lagos.
He described the former governor as an exemplary public office holder, whose impactful contributions to development of the state were commendable.
“Your outstanding performance during your tenure distinguished you among your contemporaries and clearly revealed the failure of the incumbent government. Happy birthday to you,” he said.
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