Igbo Business Leaders Laud Ambode on Devt, Security, Preach Peace


Sunday Okobi
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode, has been commended for his leadership style since assumption of office.

The Chairman of Etoks Communications, Iyke Kanu, who lauded Ambode during a courtesy visit along with the executives of Akowonjo Igbo Traders Association on the governor in Alausa recently, also commended him for his giant strides in developing infrastructure around the state and quick response to emergency.

He sued for peaceful co-existence between the Igbos and their host community.
Describing the governor as a man of peace, he urged Ambode to use his good office to protect the lives and property of Igbos resident in the state.

While speaking at the governor’s office, Kanu asserted that: “Ambode is a detribalised man of peace and a special breed of politician who while in office, has continued to make good his campaign promises of developing every part of the state.”
He further described the governor as a security-conscious leader whose timely intervention forestalled a seeming tribal fight that would have snowballed into an unmanageable situation at Mile 12 area of the state not too long ago.

“May I also seize this privilege to seek more robust relationship and tolerance between the Igbo and Yoruba people, and equally beg for fair playing ground for all,” he stated.

Responding, Akinpelumi Ambode, who represented the governor during the visit, heartily appreciated the Igbos for their massive support during the governorship election and assured Kanu of peaceful co-existence between the two tribes and protection of their businesses in the state.

The governor also promised security of lives and property as well as equal opportunity for every residents of the state and further thanked Kanu and his team for the noble visit.

Kanu who led the executives of Igbo Traders Association on the visit further encouraged his Igbo compatriots to remain law-abiding, support and corporate with the state government under the leadership of Ambode at all times.
Other members of the delegation that joined their patron were Ekanem Real, Coordinator, Udoson Oghara ; President, Mr. Goodman Ifeanyi; Secretary, Mr. Keven Ogbonna and Legal Adviser,