The Lagos state government has launched Itesiwaju Eko Foundation-Isolo/Ejigbo Chapter, with the aim to further synchronise the rapidly unfolding democratic dividends in the state in line with the people’s needs.
Speaking during the event at the Skyworth Hall in Ejigbo, Dr. Abdul-Hakeem Abdul-Lateef, the Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, said the Foundation is not about peace and violence, but about the progress and prosperity of the people in the areas, about continuity of growth and advancement of humanity.
“It is a celebration of the fantastic leadership and vision of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; it is about the unity among the leaders and people of Isolo and Ejigbo; it is about the reinforcement of the people’s positive opinion of Action People Congress; it is about keeping people informed and educated about democracy and civic responsibilities to choose right; it is about the re-election of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to continue his good works in the areas,” he said.
He added that the Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organisation, to implement its objectives and has been duly registered in the Corporate Affairs Commission.
Speaking further, he said the Foundation would key in to the lofty programme and projects of Governor Ambode’s administration in the areas to spread and amplify democratic gains, and that as from February, the Foundation would commence entrepreneurship training and other capacity development ventures.
“This is not only to empower people and increase economic growth at the local levels, but also to keep our teeming youths away from crime and other forms of lawlessness, as idle hands are the devil’s workshop.”
According to him, with the Foundation, many of the youths in the areas would be gainfully employed.
He reiterated that Ambode’s administration is an inclusive one that wants everybody to be involved and would always support initiatives that emphasise Private Public Partnership, as government cannot do it all.