Barely a month of launching his Lagos Global, the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has earned what is at once an accolade and a job. He has been appointed vice president of Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CEIC).
This is a move that affirms the status of Lagos in the line of investment and in a globalising world. As the helmsman of the alpha state in the country, the governor has staked out an opportunity to lift Lagos by selling its virtues.
One of such virtues is security, a thing that he has built a sure template for. Governor Ambode has not only provided vehicles and gadgets but also illuminated the city. The infrastructure work around the state, especially in rural areas to connect the mainstay of the city will also sell Lagos as a hub of opportunity. The rail project is ongoing as well as plans to make Lekki the top deep-sea pot.
This elevation was announced just as the governor inked a public private deal with a United States firm, Medpark International Consortium, to build a massive medical park to be located at Ikoyi. It will accomplish at least two goals. One, it will stanch what has become Nigeria’s medical tourism. Two, it will provide jobs and help flower an economy. It is intended to be completed in 2018.
His new position as VP of the CEIC will only enhance his Lagos work