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Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Ambode Unveils New 20-Feet Statue Of Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo (Photos)


Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday unveiled the new 20-feet statue of the late sage and nationalist, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, in Ikeja, saying that the State was in sync with the position of the All Progressives Congress on restructuring and devolution of powers.

Ambode , who spoke at the unveiling of the statue, located on Obafemi Awolowo Way by the Lagos Television junction in Ikeja, said the party’ s position, as stipulated in its manifesto, seeks to amend the Nigeria Constitution with a view to devolving powers to States and local governments in order to entrench true federalism and the federal spirit.

“In the same corollary, the position of Lagos State on restructuring remains the same as stipulated in the manifesto of our great party, the All progressives Congress, which states that “The APC shall initiate action to amend our Constitution with a view to devolving powers, duties and responsibilities to States and local governments in order to entrench true Federalism and the Federal spirit ”. Hence, we welcome the restructuring committee of the APC presently going round the country, ” he said.

The Governor, who also spoke when he hosted members of the Awolowo dynasty at the Lagos House residence in Ikeja , said like himself, new generation leaders have a lot to learn from the ideals and principles of Pa Awolowo if they intend to impact positively on the lives of the people they govern.

He recalled that that Awolowo during his time had charged leaders in the country to rise up to the occasion to engender true federalism and devolution of powers, saying that it was only in such circumstance that the country would be prevented from disintegration.

“I think Papa lived above his time , he was way ahead his ideals and principles. If you talk about public discourse right now, thirty years after, the things people are talking about are true federalism and devolution of powers and state supremacy.

Governor Ambode said that his vision through his political journey was particularly motivated by Pa Awolowo’ s principles, which were basically anchored on improving the welfare of the people and reviving the South West region as the economic basin of the nation.



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