Lagos State governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday, said if Nigeria must develop and record improvement in the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), people of good conscience and high integrity must be allowed to take over the handling of its economy.
Ambode stated this when he received national leadership of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International (Nigeria) on a courtesy visit, saying the country stands to benefit a lot when good business practice is combined with excellent religious conscience.
According to him, such feats would obviously result in growth and development.
He said, “The economy of Lagos cannot be that productive to improve the GDP if there are no people with good conscience and this is what this fellowship stands for. It is not enough for you to have resources, it is not enough for you to have people that can improve productivity but again there are people who have to be drivers to arrive at the GDP or the kind of nation that we want.” The Governor said since his assumption of office in the last three and half years, concerted efforts had been made to ensure religious harmony and also create greater enabling environment for businesses to thrive, saying it was gratifying that the state had experienced peaceful co-existence among religious group.
Earlier, National President of the fellowship, Mr. Ifeanyi Odedo, who led the delegation, said the team was at Lagos House to officially inform the Governor of the ongoing 87th National Convention of the Fellowship, and also to explore partnership in key areas to grow the country’s GDP such as housing, agro industry, and information communication technology, among others.
Odedo also commended the Governor for his giant strides in the last three and half years, saying it was commendable that he had given priority to people-oriented policies and programs.