Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Friday, praised Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State for his administration’s programmes and policies at improving the lives of the people of the State.
Speaking at the 2017 Annual Dinner and Awards of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) in Lagos, the former president said he had taken notice of the developmental strides of Governor Ambode, which according to him, are geared towards making life more comfortable for the people.
“I can see the little things you are doing here and there to make life worth living for the people of Lagos. Keep it up,” Obasanjo said to the Governor.
While urging the Governor to sustain the good work he was doing, he stressed the need for the country to do more on ensuring an enabling environment that would boost investors’ confidence to do business in Nigeria.
According to the former president who was also an award recipient, “There are great opportunities out there, as government we need to create ways for investments and conducive conditions for investments to thrive”.
Meanwhile, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode who also received an award described it as a crowning moment for his career, adding that reaching the pinnacle of his career 30 years after becoming a chartered accountant- a feat he noted as a dream come true.