As the journey to the general elections heats up, the student union of Lagos State Polytechnic has on Monday declared support for the re-election of the executive governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode.
This was contained in a press release made available to METRONEWS.
Here is the full text below:
It is the pleasure of the current formidable 2017/2018 Academic Session Students’ Union of Lagos State Polytechnic to welcome you to this press conference. We are very conscious of your busy schedule, but for the importance and the compelling need to identify with, and endorse the continuation of good works that permeate the length and breath of Lagos State. We are here today, to make an emphatic statement.
We want to state categorically that, the students’ union is apolitical and would not give credence to mediocrity or hypocricy. Therefore, what we are doing today is not out of bandwagon effects or hired idea. We are here today representing the 25,000 plus students of this great citadel of learning and excellence to say that- Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, the Governor of Lagos State should continue with his good works, consolidate in another four years and make education in Lagos State the hallmark of excellence in Nigeria.
We are not reaching these conclusions without proofs of what the amiable Governor has done in education sector, especially at the Lagos Sate Polytechnic. The Governor has proved beyond reasonable doubts, its concern for the sustenance of qualitative educational system in Lagos State. The Lagos State Polytechnic has benefited immensely from his administration; part of which include the following:
Initiation of the first ever academic and value added practical training programme “Ready-Set-Work” (RSW) for Tertiary Institutions in Lagos, preparing students for the work life, placing successful participants on Industrial Training with reputable organizations and also funding viable business ideas/innovations of the students.
Consideration of the plea by the Polytechnic Management on financial constraint of the Polytechnic, His Excellency approved the increment of the Polytechnic’s monthly subvention and also approved the release of funds for the accreditation of 66 programmes in the Polytechnic.
Furthermore, the Governor completed the construction of Block A of the School of Technology Complex and also approved the construction of drainages as well as car parks for the Complex all of which are on-going.
The Governor in his magnanimity extended the “Operation Light-Up Lagos” project to the Lagos State Polytechnic. Street lights were installed all over the Ikorodu Campus of the Polytechnic.
Ambode has also initiated the commencement of the following projects in the Polytechnic:
1. Completion of the abandoned Sports Complex on the Ikorodu Campus of the Polytechnic to serve the whole of Ikorodu community
2. Construction of a befitting High Capacity Auditorium for the Institution
3. Construction of a befitting Administrative Block for the Polytechnic
The visionary Governor Ambode gave a nod and support to the Polytechnic for the Drone Project initiated by the Polytechnic with a view to deploying surveillance drones for security all around the State.
The above-mentioned projects and support are the compelling reasons for us to throw our weight behind his Excellency, Mr. Akinwunmi Amobode the Governor of Lagos State for a Second Term during the 2019 general election. We therefore, solicit for the support of the entire residents in Lagos State so as to encourage the continuous accelerated progress experienced in the educational system and other sectors in Lagos State, through voting massively for Governor Akinwunmi Ambode come 2019.
Today, we want to walk the talk by launching the DiCE Initiative in actualizing our promise for the reelection of the performing governor. DiCE is an acronym for Direct Campaign & Enlightenment. This initiative is aimed at engaging every student one on one, convince and persuade them with facts from the good works of the Governor, and school each student, to engage their parents and other influencers directly with verifiable achievements of the Mr Ambode.
This simply means, we are practically preparing our 25,000 students (part time & full time) to convince at least two parents/guardians each with the direct campaign and enlightenment. You can not underestimate the multiplying effects of this initiative.
The initiative would not only canvass for votes, but engage in radical voters’ education by monitoring and sensitizing the student populace on the need to register and collect their PVCs. A vote canvassed without a PVC, is a sheer wasting of time and resources.
Therefore, we shall sensitise for registration and collection of PVC and consolidate with canvass for votes for Mr Ambode through DiCE initiative.
What LASPOTECH SUG is doing to support the reelection of Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode goes beyond rhetoric and showmanship. It is a complete practical approach to winning election for a good example of 21st century leadership.
Finally, we call on residents, especially the youths and students to register and pick up their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC). Doing this, we strongly believe remains the only way we can ensure support for education and youth development.
Long live Nigerian students
Long live LASPOTIANS
Long live Lagos State
Long live Nigeria
Aluta Continua, Victoria Ascerta
Itesiwaju Ipinle Eko lo jewa logun
President, Students’ Union (LASPOTECH)