Governor of Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-Olu has urged Nigerians to support candidates with appropriate expertise, a track record, and knowledge of the best methods and policies to implement in order to bring about the necessary change for a better Nigeria.
Speaking at an endorsement/sensitization rally organized by the Lagos State Chapters of the National Association of Education Secretaries of Nigeria (NAESN) and Association of Primary School Heads of Nigeria (AOPSHON) on Wednesday at the Agege Stadium, Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, offered the advice.
He praised the organizations for their efforts and for endorsing the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates, emphasizing Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s expertise, competence, and audacity , adding that he has the antecedent of selecting the right people and team that can put the nation on the right pedestal and build the Nigeria of our dream.
“We need a person who is experienced, competent, bold and brainy, who can look and pick the right people for the good of our country and citizens and Asiwaju is the one. He is experienced and competent”
Commenting on achievements made so far by his administration, the Governor said he has performed greatly well. Citing the education sector, he said, the state government has so far employed over 3,000 teachers; built schools; equipped her teachers with tablets which have made teaching easy, good welfare packages for teachers among others.
He, therefore, advised that political candidates should stop lying to Lagosians as the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration has performed creditably well in all sectors and deserves a second term.
The Governor charged them to ensure that they mobilize and sensitize all the citizens to vote massively for all candidates of the All Progressives Congress in the February and March 2023 elections to ensure progress for Lagos State and Nigeria.
Meanwhile, Akeem Amosu, Chairman, Lagos State Chapter of NAESN, earlier in his welcome address stated that his association in collaboration with the state chapter of AOPSHON put together the rally, to lend a supportive voice to the aspirations of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the 2023 general elections owing to their antecedents and performance in governance.
Describing the APC Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the father of modern Lagos who has left his footprints in the sands of time, Amosu added that the associations hold a strong conviction that if he emerges as the next president of the country, it will be a turning point for Nigeria and an end to the economic doldrums as well a bright and new beginning for the country.
Comrade Olukayode Edun, Chairman, Lagos State Chapter of AOPSHON, said they are supporting the APC Candidates to appreciate the contributions of the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration for massively investing in the education sector and teachers in the State.
He, therefore, charged all members of the associations to ensure that they mobilize and ensure that APC candidates win at all levels during the 2023 general lectures.
Comrade Akintoye Hassan, Lagos State Chairman, Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), stated that Lagos State has been on a very solid foundation since 1999 and any attempt by anyone or group to disrupt the progress of the state should be resisted.
He urged teachers not to hide their faces at this time considering the good gestures they have benefited during the Sanwo-Olu’s administration.
He highlighted that “monthly salary has never failed, promotion of teachers has been steady, brand new cars yearly given to teachers to mention a few of the privileges they enjoy”. He, therefore, enjoined the teachers to come out and vote for APC candidates during the elections.