Amaechi visits Ambode, keeps mum

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• CDAs endorse gov for second term

By Moshood Adebayo

Minister of Transport, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, yesterday met with the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, behind closed doors at the Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja.

The minister, however, declined to brief journalists on the purpose of the visit.

Amaechi, who arrived at the Lagos House at about 10:55 a.m. drove himself in a black sport utility vehicle (SUV) and was accompanied by a four-vehicle convoy.

The closed door meeting lasted about an hour.

Journalists in the Governor’s Office, who had waited at the entrance of the meeting venue for over three hours, hoping to ask the minister some questions, left the place disappointed.

Shortly before Amaechi stepped out, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ambode, Habib Aruna, had announced that there would be no room for questions and answers session.

Amaechi, who came out, thereafter, accompanied by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello and some of his aides, declined efforts by newsmen to speak on the purpose of the meeting.

“I don’t want to be misquoted again,” Amaechi simply said and made his way into his car.

Meanwhile, Governor Ambode, miffed by epileptic power supply in the country, has said his administration will actualise an Embedded Power Project (EPP), in the new year.

EPP, is an electrification project that will bring electricity to every home in the state.

The governor spoke during the grand finale of the 2017 Community Day celebration.

He said: “What you have not seen, but which is on the way is the implementation of the Embedded Power Project, which will bring electricity to every home in Lagos State.

“With a home to return to and and a community to live, our dream of a more secure and prosperous state will be another Nigerian wonder.”

He also disclosed that the new year will be a year of phenomenal growth with vigorous increase in the state Internally Generated Revenue.

According to him, his administration would persuade more residents to share the cost of the wonderful transformation across the state.

Ambode promised that his administration will give more employment to youths as well as families.

He commended Community Development Associations (CDAs) for their sacrifices to making the state realise its dream of a better society.

For the growth and development of different communities in the state, Ambode donated N28.5 million promising to empower them more in future.

Regardless, 3,900 registered CDAs in the state have endorsed Ambode for a second term in office.

Leading the endorsement was a veteran community leader and chieftain of APC, Cardinal James Odumbaku.

The septuagenarian said the endorsement was based on feedback from members across the 57 local government and development council areas of the state.

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