Sunday, 9 April 2017

Ambode Pledges Support For Young Entrepreneurs To Boost Economy

…Kick-Starts Lagos @ 50 Celebrations Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Saturday evening formally flagged off the opening ceremony of activities lined up to commemorate the State’s Golden Jubilee Anniversary, just as he pledged that his administration would pay greater attention to the growth of young entrepreneurs and back it up with an enabling environment and friendly policies that will enhance success of their business initiatives. Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Oluranti Adebule (2nd right); Publisher of the Guardian, Lady Maiden Alex Ibru (right); Director/ Executive Producer, WAKAA
THE MUSICAL and Founder, Terra Kulture Centre, Mrs. Bolanle Austen- Peters (3rd right); Wife of the late Co- Chairman of Eko @ 50 Celebrations, Mrs. Tinuade Gbadamosi (middle); Lagos State Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde (3rd left); Special Adviser to the Governor on Housing, Hon. Aramide Giwanson (2nd left); Deputy Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Wasiu Eshinlokun (left), members of the State Executive Council during the flag-off ceremony of the Lagos @ 50 celebrations with WAKAA THE MUSICAL play at the Terra Kulture Centre, Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island, on Saturday, April 8, 2017 The Governor also said that concerted efforts would be put in place to utilise the golden jubilee celebration to lay a solid foundation for another glorious 50 years in the State. Governor Ambode, who spoke at the premiere of ‘Wakaa The Musical’, held at the new Terra Kulture Arena at Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island, said as the fifth largest economy in Africa, the State Government would explore all other areas of possibilities for growth while the future of the State would be premised on mutual love, peaceful coexistence, greater economic prosperity, tourism, urban renewal and infrastructure development projects that will complement its megacity status. “On our part, we are determined and committed to fully explore all the possibilities presented by this moment to lay a solid foundation to another glorious and prosperous 50 years. This golden jubilee therefore presents a unique opportunity for us not only to celebrate our achievements, but also showcase to the entire world the immense potentials waiting to be tapped in our dear state,’’ he said. He said the Government was more than committed to further boost the State’s economy by building capacities of young entrepreneurs especially in the areas of arts, culture, tourism hospitality and other businesses, urging the youths especially young graduates to take advantage of hospitality and friendly business environment to explore other areas of possibilities and develop their entrepreneurial skills that would place them at vantage position in the on- going economic reforms of his administration.

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