Ambode is a true agent of change

Ambode is such a departure from the norm of Nigerian “leadership” that one could almost forget he's the governor of the most powerful state in the country.

The governor attended the public presentation of a book by his Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde on Thursday, June 23, 2016, and his humility was nothing short of astonishing.

Ambode arrived for the 11am event at 11:15am displaying a punctuality that's completely alien to Nigerian politicians. The governor also sat in a regular seat with no airs whatsoever and his demeanour was almost demure.

Another dose of shock was delivered when Ambode begged the Chairman of the occasion, former Ogun State Governor, Aremo Olusegun Osoba to cancel the reading of his biography and all the other ceremonious accolades which should ordinary precede his address.

Ambode crowned the surprise session with a final sweep when he informed everyone present that the event was about Mr Ayorinde so he couldn't understand why he was being paid so much attention.

Anyone who knows the character of the average political office holder in Nigeria will know that Ambode has shattered that mold, and he wasn't even trying to impress.

Akinwunmi Ambode is a gentleman of the most impeccable kind so it's amazing and encouraging that he has ventured into the previously murky arena of Nigerian politics.

Ambode is proof that one can rise above the circumstances and environment of his birth and choose a path of excellence, not minding that he is a solitary traveller on that path.

Ambode is a product and refiner of the system and has shown that magic can be made when one thinks, plans and then acts. In one year of his administration, the Lagos State governor has proven that he has the brains and also the brawn to rule Nigeria's commercial hub and lead it into a future that is the stuff of dreams.

Akinwunmi Ambode is a governor of governors, first among his peers, a true leader and a herald of the change that Nigeria desperately needs. Ambode’s administration promises change without disruption and continuity with improvement.

With Ambode at the reigns, hopefully for the next seven years, Lagosians can expect a magical transformation that can only be inspired by a true visionary, a visionary like Ambode.

Lagos is blessed with an amazing governor, and may God bless it even more with progress, and with change. Itesiwaju Eko!

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