My Encounter With BRF At 100 Days Town Hall Meeting

Dateline was Tuesday 27th January 2015..Venue,the Blue roof ,LTV complex ,Agidingi road,Ikeja Lagos.
When i got a message from a close ally of Lagos State Governor last Monday to attend the 28th series 100 days town hall meeting of Lagos Governor ,Babatunde Fashola in Lagos,my immediate reply was that i won’t be able to attend.I knew it will be mainly a Party affair and another form of campaign, i don’t want to be caught in the web of  the ever increasing vocal members of any political party atleast not in Lagos..Lagos to me is always a very volatile place to attend any political gathering.
The next morning, my friend   called me again asking that i should just try to make it even if it is for 10 minutes..Well,i decided to give it a trial since LTV is just about 5 minutes drive from where I was.
I underestimated the trip...I thought i was in Abuja where i can breeze in and out of venues within minutes. When i hit the Obafemi Awolowo way,i realised what awaits me. The traffic built up right from Airport Hotel down to Cocacola.
It was bumper to bumper.APC supporters had taken over all the roads.
Getting to LTV was a problem..No where to park.A 5 minutes minute journey took me over 55 minutes.At the end of it all,i decided to park at Shoprite.
I trekked to LTV..The whole place was jam packed. Security was tight but relaxed.The hall was filled to the brim..The place was filled with supporters of APC,media men,traditional rulers,ex governor Jakande and several other people.
Gov Fashola who wore a blue agbada stood at the podium reeling out his achievements in the past 100 days.
He took a swipe at the guber candidate of PDP Jimi Agbaje who said the standard of education has fallen in the State.
Fashola said the State just won three trophies at the recently concluded JET competition held in Abuja.He reeled out the names of the students and the tutors.
He said LASUTH has just performed the first succcesul ear operation in Nigeria ,where deaf people can now be operated upon.
The State is moving on with its Low cost housing schemes and additional building being erected in different parts of the country. He once again took on Jonathan and the PDP..According to him, Goodluck has not been able to build any appreciable houses. He said while the State is spending over N46bn on houses, the FG invited all 36 State commissioners of Finance to discuss how to share N3bn housing fund.
Governor Fashola said what the Federal government is celebrating are dilapidated diesel trains made in China which he saw himself when he visited China.He promised that the APC State of Lagos is going to give Lagosians electricity powered train.
He accused the FG of violating rights on outdoor advertisement in Lagos by displacing GLO and HUWAII adverts duly paid for by clients to erect Goodluck Jonathan’s adverts on Street light pools.
He spoke on transportation,urban development,agriculture and other welsfare programmes for the people of Lagos.
Governor Fashola said he is fully in support of Akinwunmi candidature and call on all Lagosians to vote massively for him so that he can continue the good legacy left by Tinubu and himself.
He accused the PDP Candidate of not paying taxes in the State in the past four years.
He said Agbaje’s Bold Idea is BOLD IDEA WITH NOTHING.
He thanked all Lagosians for their support so far..saying that governance is a continuous  thing,what ever is left that he couldn’t achieve ,Ambiode will continue from there.
Fashola’s briefing was factual, intellectually presented though i had my reservation when he deviated from the core reason why he invited us atimes.I will give him an A+
Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Publisher/Editor In Chief CKN NIGERIA


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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