Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State
The leadership of the Africa National Congress (ANC), South Africa’s ruling party has backed Governor Akinwunmi Ambode over his plan to prosecute the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN in compliance with the Coroner’s verdict.
Over 100 people died on 12 September, 2014 when a six-storey building collapsed at the SCOAN. The Coroner in Lagos early this month recommended the prosecution of the church owned by Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua and the contractors handling the project.
On Friday, the leadership of the ANC paid a courtesy visit to Ambode at the State House, Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria and commended the state government’s stance on the Coroner Verdict.
ANC’s Treasurer General, Dr. Zwelini Mkhize expressed appreciation to the state government for its effort in ensuring that the South African nationals who were involved in the unfortunate incident were successfully repatriated to the country for burial.
“We do appreciate this relationship, we must say that we are very pleased to learn of your decision in terms of the Synagogue disaster in Lagos last year. Certainly, while we all appreciate the assistance that you made to ensure that all of the victims were repatriated back to South Africa, we would continue to support whatever work is being done on your side,” Mkhize said.
Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
The ANC Treasurer said the crux of the visit was to seek ways to strengthen bi-lateral trade between South Africa and Nigeria, adding that the trade level between both countries was currently on a high, as both countries stood to benefit from each other in terms of trade and investments.
Speaking, Ambode reiterated his commitment to boosting trade relations with South Africa, describing the visit as “a brotherhood meeting”.
He listed the areas of cooperation to include the strengthening of security towards building a safer Lagos which will not …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper