Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has expressed his belief in a Nigeria devoid of tribal or religious divisions.
Ambode who was in Enugu to attend the funeral of Alex Ekwueme made this known while paying a courtesy call on the state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi. He said:
“I am more Igbo than any other person because Lagos is a cosmopolitan State and I am not too sure whether I can cross any street in Lagos without having an Igbo brother or sister and if you want to govern Lagos properly, you have to abide by the rules and conditions of business men and women and which the majority happens to be our brothers.
“In the last 32 months that I have been Governor, I have tried as much as possible to keep peace and keep harmony because that is the only way my economy can grow and that is the only way Nigeria also can grow and that is why we are for a united Nigeria.
It is also why I am so happy that the last Southern Governors Forum meeting attended by all the Governors was held in Lagos and being the Chairman of the Forum, I took it upon myself that I have to be here for the burial of the late former Vice President, Dr Alex Ekwueme.”