Ambode made the appeal during the APBN 31st Annual General Assembly and Awards in Lagos.
The governor was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Waterfront and Infrastructure Development, Mr Nurudeen Salami.
According to him, technocrats are required to move Nigerian states out of the stagnant economic waters in spite of the uncertainties that have characterised our socio-economic landscape.
Ambode said that the nation’s human resource could redefine her circumstances and renew the hope of the people.
The governor said that professionals should contribute to nation building and should not be left out.
Mr Foluso Fasoto, APBN President, said the association in 2014, internationalised its professional forum and resolved the dispute between the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN).
He urged government at all levels to focus on good governance with relevance to the people’s welfare, peace and progress as well as development of the nation.