Lagos Commissioner for Information and Strategy Kehinde Bamigbetan has said the State runs an “all-inclusive” government.
This was in reaction to reports (not on Concise News) that the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode administration was making moves against non-indigenes, particularly the Igbos in the state.
However, in a statement, Bamigbetan described the claims by “unscrupulous persons” as baseless and false.
“The report, which did not state the event where the governor allegedly made such pronouncements [outlawing the Eze Ndi Igbo title], also quoted the governor as saying that Lagos was not a colonial settlement but owned by the Yorubas,” the statement added.
“The contents of the alleged report are laughable and ridiculous. Gov. Ambode had clearly emphasised at the inception of his administration that he would run a government of inclusion regardless of tribe, colour or creed, which he had not only adhered to but also sustained it.”
The statement noted that: “For emphasis, there is no record anywhere of the governor making such remarks and we dare the faceless authors to come out with any evidence otherwise.
“This is certainly the handiwork of enemies of Lagos State whose sole aim is to distort the existing harmonious relationship among ethnic groups in the state.
“They have totally failed in this attempt. Besides, in this season of politics, it is expected that those seeking to gain mileage will stop at nothing and cling to any straw just to score cheap points.
“Indeed, the governor, precisely in his inauguration speech had stated emphatically that I shall run an open government of inclusion that will not leave anyone behind.
“No matter your age, sex, tribe or any other status, as long as you reside in Lagos, we will make Lagos work for you,” Bamigbetan stated.