The Gubernatorial Debate among aspiring Candidates in Lagos State is focusing on familiar themes.
They included educational Sector, Traffic Jam, poor healthcare.
The debate took place on Sunday, January 13, and was organized by ’’The Platform’’
Participants were Mr. Bababatunde Badamosi (Action Democratic Party), Babajide Sanwo-Olu (All Progressives Congress), Mr Jimi Agbaje (Peoples Democratic Party) and Owolabi Salis (Alliance for Democracy).
Each candidate spoke about his varied plans on how to reposition the State and keep the metropolis functioning at a global standard
Mr. Owolabi Salis, the gubernatorial candidate of AD, argued that decentralization of Lagos commonwealth was key to transforming the State.
Mr. Owolabi Sallis said if voted into office as the governor of the State, he would ensure that the state’s commonwealth was taken away from the hands of one person.
He expressed concern over the state’s finance, adding that it was in the hands of one person.
He pointed out that this situation had led to the high rate of poverty in Lagos State.
He also noted that education is another factor that can reduce the poverty rate in the state.
Arguing that education was a basic need of life and that, the rich did not have a problem with educating their children, Mr Sallis Owolabi lamented that the poor and the less privileged could not afford to train their children in schools.
“If you go to some schools in Apapa or Amukoko you will see the children sitting on the floor while some carry chairs on their head to go to schools”.
Mr Salis also promised that he would appoint 50 Special Assistants to aid governance in various wards when he gets into office as the governor of the State.
Mr Salis, promised that, during his first week in office, he would set up a Ward Executive Council and some 50 special assistants.
He regretted that the present administration had created lot of problems which needed to be solved