The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday, promised that his administration would continue to embark on new projects, for the betterment of the populace.
Sanwo-Olu, represented by the Chief of Staff, Mr Tayo Ayinde, made the promise during the Special Church Service in commemoration of his second year in office, held at the Chapel of Christ the Light, Ikeja.
He said that over the last 731 days, through God’s faithfulness, while others were groaning under the negative effects of economic recession, the administration inaugurated several projects.
”We have commissioned several projects such as the Pen Cinema bridge, rehabilitation, upgrading and construction of roads in Somolu, Mushin, Badagry and several other parts of Lagos.
”We have constructed new classrooms across various government-owned schools, improved water transportation and introduced more BRT buses, and recently, the first and last mile buses.
”These and many more, we have been able to achieve through the mercies and grace of God.
”It is for these reasons and many more that we are trusting Him to do, that we have come today to acknowledge His faithfulness and steadfast love for us as leaders and for the good people of Lagos,” the governor said.
Sanwo-Olu said that God had given the government the grace and strength to overcome the challenges it was confronted with and was able to bring most of the state’s projects to completion.
According to him, the government has even embarked on new projects for the betterment of the people.
”Going by the popular praise song and saying, ‘If we have ten thousand tongues, they are not enough to thank God’.
”Indeed, this is our testimony in this administration, as even a thousand praise songs and tongues are not enough to glorify God, for the grace and strength he has given to us in Lagos,” he said.
In his message, His Eminence, Dr Sunday Ola Makinde, the Prelate Emeritus, Methodist Church of Nigeria, congratulated the governor, the deputy governor, the cabinet members, and their families for surviving the past two years in office.
Makinde also congratulated the entire residents of Lagos State for seeing the outstanding and remarkable achievements of the present government.
He described the present government as ”God’s given”, due to the excellent and beautiful performance of the administration.
”This government is God’s doing and it is marvelous in our eyes. Sanwo-Olu is a team player, he doesn’t work alone.
”Politics is about performance. Your infrastructural transformation is commendable. Dividends of democracy are evident in this government.
“Your government is a government of the people, by the people and for the people,” Makinde said.
He advised that to avert any other EndSARS experience, the government should invite God in its governance and create employment.
The clergy prayed that God would grant the governor good health, longevity and peace to commence and complete the planned Fourth Mainland Bridge.
”Sanwo-Olu is accessible; when a leader is accessible, he is spiritual and humble. He relates well with traditional leaders and religious leaders.
”This government makes people happy. A government where people are not happy, is an ungodly government, it is a useless government,” he said.
Earlier on Friday, June 4, a special thanksgiving Jumaat and prayers were held at the Alausa Central Mosque, Ikeja.
At the Mosque, the Deputy Governor, Obafemi Hamzat, had advised parents to assume responsibilities toward their children, to ensure a better society.
Hamzat said that it was the responsibility of the father and mother to cater for the children so that their attitude would be well built.
”So, our Imams, our churches must talk about the family, the importance of father, why we should take care of our children. We must do everything to raise our children well,” he said.
The Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, said that the special prayer services were to thank Almighty God for the efforts of the present administration.
Elegushi said that the programmes were also to further pray for Gov. Sanwo-Olu’s administration to succeed in all its endeavours.