Former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, at the weekend commended Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for his efforts at transforming the Centre of Excellence with massive infrastructural development.
Mr. Kalu said the massive infrastructural drive in Lagos State under the leadership of Ambode will help to attract investment into Nigeria.
Speaking in an interview at the departure wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport on his way to Washington DC, Kalu said the exemplary leadership thus far shown by Ambode in Lagos puts him in ” A – list ” among serving governors.
Kalu said :” I am very impressed with what is happening in Lagos State and the continuity Ambode has taken.
“If I am to vote as an individual, I will vote for Ambode as one of the best governors working “numero uno”. I have seen a lot of changes.
“His background as a civil servant has put him in good stead to understand the dynamics of the job.
“For me , the mark I am giving him is very high . My advice is that he should keep it up and he should not relent in his efforts in trying to defend democracy here.
“He has been doing well in all areas. He is furthering communication with the judiciary, he is decongesting the roads, he is looking into primary schools and he is paying attention to the society which is very important.
“And Lagos economy is between 35 and 40 per cent of the Nigerian economy. So if it is well with Lagos, it will be well with other parts of the country.”