Lagos – Gov. Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos State on Thursday said that his government would uphold the tenets of good governance to deepen democratic culture in the country.
Ambode said this in a keynote address at the 2015 edition of Alumni Lecture and Award series of the Herbert Humphrey Alumni Association of Nigeria.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that ‘Deepening Democratic Culture in Nigeria’ was theme of the programme.
The governor, who is also a Humphrey Fellow, urged members to be bridge builders.
He implored them to invest in social capital and leadership training to push for positive change.
Ambode said that his training as a Humphrey Fellow had helped in the running of a cosmopolitan state like Lagos.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]
According to him, the training has also helped his government in laying emphasis on government of inclusion, by creating the Office of Civil Engagement as well as Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment.
“Lagos must work for everybody and we must create institutional framework that will enable the residents get to the leadership.
“This is a government of inclusion and everybody must have a voice,” he said.
Earlier, the President, Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Alumni Association, Nigeria, Mr Jude Ememe, said that this year’s edition marked the 75th anniversary of Educational Exchanges between the United States and rest of the world.
According to him, the programme, which is in honour of former United States Senator and Vice President, Herbert Humphrey, is aimed at building career professionals and bringing together stakeholders to examine topical issues. (NAN)