Ambode Urges Unity and Bold Leadership for Nigeria's Economic Struggles

Ambode Urges Unity and Bold Leadership for Nigeria’s Economic Struggles

by Ikem Emmanuel

Ambode Former governor of Lagos State, took the stage at the 2024 Leadership Colloquium and Award hosted by the Akinjide Adeosun Foundation (AAF) in Ikoyi, where he addressed a diverse audience on the pressing theme, “Economic Asphyxiation – The Importance of Genuine Leadership”.

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In his insightful address, Ambode emphasized that the current economic challenges plaguing Nigeria are deeply entrenched and predate the administration led by President Bola Tinubu. He urged for a departure from the blame game mentality and emphasized the need for a bold leader like Tinubu to confront these challenges head-on.

“It (challenges) has nothing to do with the singular person called Mr. President,” Ambode asserted, highlighting the imperative of understanding the fundamental issues at play. He stressed that Nigeria’s problems require a collective effort and called for unity among Nigerians to support President Tinubu in navigating the country through these turbulent times.

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Ambode implored his fellow citizens to refrain from disparaging Nigeria and instead focus on constructive actions to address the nation’s issues. “Until we decide ourselves to say that we should unite for the common cause called Nigeria, the security issues will not go,” he remarked.

The former governor underscored the importance of thinking innovatively and collaboratively to find solutions to Nigeria’s challenges. “We must think out of the box. We have to feed ourselves. When we start to think by ourselves and today we will resolve the issues concerning Nigeria, we will smile,” Ambode added, encouraging a proactive approach to nation-building.


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Ambode’s address resonated with attendees, offering a timely reminder of the need for genuine leadership and collective responsibility in steering Nigeria towards a brighter future. As the nation grapples with economic hardships, his words serve as a call to action for unity, innovation, and unwavering support for leadership committed to addressing Nigeria’s longstanding issues.



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