…Igbogbo monarch shower praises
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…..Installed ABAI (pillar of Akwacross)
By Joshua Timi
The Lagos State Theartre Arts Association has pledged its unflinching support for High Chief Owolabi Salis’ gubernatorial aspiration, describing him as a well traveled and exposed personality with the needed competence to emancipate Lagos and Lagosians from the tight grip of poverty and lack.
Speaking at a Star Alliance of Lagos Theatre Arts Conference, the conference chairman Hon. Faniyi Omololu cited the wealth of experience and exposure possessed by Salis as the major attraction that endears the group to him, given the fact that many people targeted beneficial developments will be facilitated by him.
“We know him, we know his capacity and what he can do, he has traveled up and down almost every country in the world, so we know what he can do, and what he has been doing.
“That is why I came here to endorse him as the next governor of Lagos State by God’s grace.
Salis who was the guest lecturer at the conference spoke extensively on living standards of the commoners in Lagos State, citing leeway available to restore sanity.
My passion harps on the living standards of the commoners in Lagos and I have really dealt with it terms of their basic needs because the government needs to address the basic needs of this less privileged people, the commoners, grassroots people.
“Now I tried to look into the health situation because there is so much widening gap on health matters in Lagos, a lot of rich people are okay but poor people buy antibiotics to address some of the problems they are facing.
“Look at housing, for the past 20 years there has been no housing for less privileged people and rich are the only one living in comfort, there are a lot of commoners living under the bridges, we are going to address that if we win this election.
“Then we talk about food a lot of people are hungry because the economic situation is so bad, the grassroots people that most of them have no jobs and there is a systemic slavery going on trying to use our people for violence while they take own children abroad and take good care of them, but the children of the less privileged people are being empowered into violence.
“Give them guns and cudgels, these guys are killing themselves, so we have to address this social malaise for them to live and have good life.” He said.
Salis the Alliance for Democracy (AD) gubernatorial candidate also commented on why this endorsement is important.
“Theatre Art practitioners endorsement is important because they are the face of the people, they are the less privilege ambassadors, because a lot of people love them, the artiste and the musicians they command the people, so it can really have an effect on this election.
His Royal Majesty Oba Abdul-Semiu Orimadegun Kasali the Emugoriade 1 Adeboruwa of Igbogbo Kingdom.
The Igbogbo monarch hinted that Salis influence in his kingdom is great as he touched all facets of live.
“High Chief Owolabi Salis is undoubtedly an illustrious son of Igbogbo and we can attest to that fact, he has no doubt made us proud and we wish him well in his aspiration.
Hence, the AD gubernatorial candidate who received a merit award at the popular Ikorodu Oga Development Association (ikorodu) was described as the best employer of labour , who had singularly trained and skilled hundred of people in the community thereby making them employer of labour , he has always identified with projects and programmes of IKODASS bringing smiles to the faces of the people , Otunba Ganiyu Abiru chairman of IKODASS stressed.
Abiru also emphasised on the his contributions in the socio economic development of his community who gives hope to the hopeless and succor to the despaired too.
High chief Owolabi Salis was also conferred the title of ABAI in the Akwacross community in Lagos by the President General Etubom Dr Samson Samson, the title which signified the pillar that will hold the two state was conferred to him due to his humanitarian contributions to the indigenes of Akwa Ibom and Cross-Riverians in Lagos state .
The ABAI high chief Owolabi salis commended the people of Akwacross and prayed for a better outing in the upcoming election where common man will gain their freedom to acess their wealth