Lagos - Dr Leke Pitan, a governorship
aspirant in Lagos State, on Tuesday said that he would deliver people-oriented
programmes with special attention to grassroots development, if elected in
Pitan, a former Commissioner for Health in the state, made
the promise at a public declaration on his ambition to contest on the platform
of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The event held at the Onikan Stadium, Lagos.
Highlighting his eight-point proposed programme, Pitan said
that he would strictly adhere to the party's manifesto.
He said that if he was able to win the party ticket and
achieve his dream, he would build on the achievements of the present
"My vision is to be an instrument of change, which will
guarantee true freedom as a result of entrenched democracy that ensures that
the common Nigerian is given hope, and his purpose in life attained," he
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The aspirant said that he would be totally committed to
implementing programmes that would ensure that the life of an average Lagos
resident would improve.
On the economy, he said that his administration would
provide opportunities for the common man to form the mainstay of the daily
economy of the state.
"There will be mass housing schemes developed in
appropriate areas of the state to provide affordable but conducive
accommodation for the poor," Pitan said.
He said that poverty alleviation programmes would be
continued in line with the party's policy, adding that fresh ideas would evolve
to reduce the level of unemployment.
Pitan promised that facilities in schools would be improved
upon and more schools constructed, adding that no students in public schools
would sit on the floor to be taught.
"Basic and senior secondary education will be free, and
no child will be out of school because of lack of funds," he said.
Pitan also said that there would be free health care
delivery to ensure that no resident would die needlessly nor languish in pain
for lack of facilities or money.
tagged "Lagos Prays as Dr Leke Pitan Declares" was witnessed by
religious leaders, APC chieftains, the party members and well wishers.
There were prayers for the aspirant’s success and peaceful
conduct of elections in Nigeria.