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Grassroots devt, panacea for societal ills, says Lagos guber hopeful

Grassroots devt, panacea for societal ills, says Lagos guber hopeful

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Lagos State Alliance for Democracy, AD, governorship candidate, High Chief Owolabi Salis, has harped on the need to revamp grassroots politics, governance and the economy, saying it remain the  panacea to good governance in the country.

Owolabi said for any society  to experience real development, it has to empower the voiceless and vulnerable persons.

He said the blue print and tools needed for the strategic progress of Lagos state he already know.

” I have the blueprint and tools depository book for grassroots governance, I call it tunning system.

Salis said this in a statement he made at the graduation ceremony of over 300 beneficiaries of  the Lagos Youths Skill Acquisition empowerment programme.

The initiative is a three month training sponsored on the platform of Owolabi Salis Foundation.

He added that the empowerment initiative has nothing to do with politics because this milk of kindness started long before his political quest.

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“I am passionate about the needy.I want to put smiles on the faces of the indigent across Lagos State with several persons graduating from the skill acquisition programme organised by my foundation.

Salis also said Nigerian youths involve in bespoke tech need to be expose to modern technology for their hand craft to experience growth. He said Nigerians have the content, but that finishing and packaging are lacking among them.

“This is my reason for preaching grassroots governance and economy.

“I am wearing clothes and shoes made in Nigeria by some of the beneficiaries of the empowerment initiative.

He added that the beneficiaries of the training programme across the state is up to 48,000 Lagosians.

“They are the best wears I have ever used. Tomorrow, 780 will graduate at Ikotun, then 500 at Imota and so on.

“I have a blueprint and a tools depository book for grassroots governance;

The gubernatorial hopeful also said,  “I don’t believe in theory; practical is better than theory. My target is based on meeting the daily needs and  empowered them to fend for themselves.”

He urged the elite to encourage local production by patronising them it would go a long way to boast our economy.

Also, Coordinator of the event, and AD’s House of Representatives candidate, Mrs Abiola Afolabi-Ada said, “No leader can claim to be developing a nation without developing the people.

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“This is why High Chief Owolabi sponsorship of this programme is true leadership.”

One of the beneficiaries, Raji Idowu, said she is privileged and grateful, adding that she can now go out and make a change for herself and the society at large.

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