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The quest by the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode to succeed Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola has received a major boost, as the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, ICAN, has said it has confidence in his leadership qualities.
This was disclosed by the President of ICAN, Mr. Chidi Ajaegbu, in a paper he delivered at a lecture organised by the Ikeja District of ICAN in Lagos.
“With 19 qualities of leadership and 16 signs of professionalism acumen that this study makes us see in Akinwunmi Ambode, it has proven beyond doubt that accountants make the best leaders in the world. Lagos is blessed to have him”, Ajaegbu said.
Ambode was the focal point of an academic research titled ‘The Effects of Leadership Quality On Public Expenditure Management: Evidence From Lagos State Treasury Under Akinwunmi Ambode As Accountant General’, which was performed to decipher the skill-sets with which he succeeded at shouldering the financial responsibility of the nation’s largest economy for a period of six years.
During the presentation of the research paper, Professor Kabiru Isa Dandago said Ambode proved to be an exemplary leader who has mastered the art of exercising the principles of leadership along the lines of accountability, transparency and prudence.
He said: “Lagosians should strive to exercise their right to vote a professional that has exhibited concern and care for them, long before showing interest in serving as their chief accounting officer and chief security officer. A vote for Mr. Ambode is clearly a vote for improving the lives of the present generation of Lagosians and for laying solid foundation for sustainable human well-being in Lagos State and beyond.”
Speaking at the lecture, Ambode said he is committed to using his experience and skills to make Lagos even greater, enumerating his plans to create jobs, explore and expand the economy, consolidate on security and cleanliness.
According to the APC candidate, the combination of General Muhammadu Buhari’s moral leadership, the limitless opportunities in Lagos and his own resolve to deliver on promises made, the state is set for accelerated growth and development.