The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has said opportunities would be provided for every Nigerian irrespective of their ethnic, social, economic or religious identities.
A statement on Monday said the governor, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Tunji Bello, spoke at a march organised by the Igbo community at the National Art Theatre, Orile Iganmu, to mark the Lagos at 50 celebration.
The statement said, “Governor Ambode stated that the present administration would remain committed to the pledge of making Lagos work for every one across the state.
“He said the government would continue to maintain harmonious coexistence among all ethnic groups in the state in order to achieve greater heights.
“Ambode explained that the relationship between the Igbo community and the people of Lagos State was a relationship built on mutual respect.
“He emphasised that as of today, the Lagos State House of Assembly comprised members of the Igbo origin, among who is Jude Idimogu, the chief host of the event.”
According to the statement, Ambode says the government takes pride in the reputation of the state as the most accommodating in the country, adding that Lagos State is a mini version of Nigeria because every ethnic group is represented in the state.