Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode aided 50 stranded Nigerians in Russia.
Ambode who is currently in the world cup 2018 host nation as expected met some Nigerians at the airport. But among those that met him, one person stood out. A story is attached.
Instagram user @iampndgreat disclosed how the Governor walked towards his pick up and saw 50 Nigerians who were stranded at the airport and instantly offered to help them. As we write, 19 of them are already on their way to Nigeria, while the rest of the 31 leaves tonight! Here’s how @iampndgreat, reports it.
“Not a Political Campaign but just appreciating a good and kind gesture by one of our noble Politicians in Nigeria.”
The story goes thus:
I had a pick up arrangement today at the airport in Moscow and had a rare privilege of meeting his excellency, the governor of Lagos State; the most populous and commercial Hub of Nigeria. I quickly introduced myself while I waited for my pick up arrangement to come out. We had a small chat and exchanged knowledge and wisdom while I waited.
He bade me farewell as his pick up arrangement had arrived.
After a few minutes, my pick up arrived as well so we set out to the car park.
As soon as we came out of the airport, I saw a crowd of over 50 Nigerians who had been stranded at the airport for almost 10-15 days now. And in their middle was this same man, His excellency , Governor Ambode. As soon as he sighted me, he quickly called my attention to assist.
It was a pathetic state and a lot of words both pleasant and unpleasant were being exchanged. (Not apportioning blames on anyone ).. Then his Excellency did something that amazed me. He showed solidarity and quickly pledged to send all 50 Stranded Nigerians home and assigned me to oversea the transfers and procurement of new tickets to send them home.
As I type this, 19 out of this 50 are already on air to Lagos Nigeria, the remaining 31 are leaving this evening.