PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL – November 20th, 2022
SANUSI CANVASSES FOR LOCAL TECH HUBS IN AMUWO-ODOFIN FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY
The House of Representative Candidate on the card of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prince Lanre A. Sanusi, has canvassed for the establishment of technology hubs in Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency to enhance development in the Festival Town.
Speaking recently as he continues his consultations in FESTAC, Mile 2 and Satellite Town, Sanusi popularly called PLS described ICT as the “new oil” in the country and insisted that developing and supporting a nationwide core ICT infrastructural drive could revolutionise the sector as the new oil revolution.
“Tech hubs have continued to gain massive recognition in so many countries across the globe, which is a potential catalyst for the promotion of economic growth across all sectors. According to findings, there are about 50 technology tech hubs in Nigeria, and as technology in the country continues to expand Amuwo Odofin is well positioned to provide the need developmental catalyst”.
“Lagos is the biggest metropolitan area in Africa and has made a name for itself as a tech hub rapidly advancing towards a 24-hour economy, generating 10% of Nigeria’s total GDP of $432.3 billion, Sanusi said.”
He promised that, if elected, he would pursue and leverage funds for science and technology which is already available with many relevant agencies of government.
However, Push News 24 International researched that South Africa leads the continent in the total number of software developers, with 121,000 followed by Egypt and Nigeria tied, at 89,000 each
Unveiling his agenda, he reiterated his commitment to a minimum healthcare standard by pursuing and assessing the revolving fund to support free healthcare for children under the age of 5 and those over 65 years.
On the abundance of agricultural resources via waterways along riverine in the constituency, the All Progressives Congress Candidate insisted that the establishment of agro-based companies would further discourage the massive movement of unprocessed farm produce to other areas, thus helping to create decent jobs and reduce poverty as stipulated in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
During his consultations Sanusi frowned on the use of religion, ethnicity and political differences as tools to promote acrimony. He called the good people of Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency to consider politics a rallying point, a conveyance of developmental goals and peaceful co-existence.
“Politics is no do-or-die affair and winners and losers should embrace each other for the growth of humanity and the society,” he said.
In a statement by his media director, Sanusi dwelt on his desire to develop mentorship programmes in various communities in other to open up the political space for well-intentioned, upcoming leaders to thrive and contribute to the overall development of the constituency as his motivation to run for office.
He promised the gathering that he would strive to make Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency a model of reference for effective representation at the National Assembly and [a reference for] quality constituency projects.
Push News 24 International reports that PLS promised to get work with development agencies and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to institute pilot developmental projects in the area.