Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State, assured residents on Friday that they would not be sorry if they re-elected him and his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat.
He stated that the current administration is committed to improving the lives of Lagosians and that the government will continue to ensure that Lagosians reap the benefits of democracy and good governance.
Sanwo-Olu, who was represented byi Hamzat, spoke at the Lagos Central Mosque on Lagos Island on Friday during the post-inauguration Jummat Thanksgiving Service.
The First Lady, Dr. Mrs. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, the wife of the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Oluremi Hamzat, the Body of Permanent Secretaries, All Progressives Congress chieftains, and Muslim clerics were among those who attended the Jummat Service.
The Thanksgiving Service is part of the Lagos State Government’s 11-day celebration of Governor Sanwo-Olu’s and his deputy’s second terms.
The post-inauguration Jummat Thanksgiving Service, which is scheduled for Day Nine, was held simultaneously on Friday at the Lagos Central Mosque and in the state’s five divisions’ central mosques in Ikeja, Badagry, Ikorodu, Lagos Island and Epe.
Speaking at the Jummat Service in Lagos Central Mosque, Sanwo-Olu said the state government is currently building a world-class hospital, Massey Children Hospital, that will cater for the well-being of residents, among other ongoing infrastructural projects in the State.
He said the incumbent administration in its second tenure in office will intensify focus on T.H.E.M.E.S plus agenda with a focus on social inclusion, gender equality, and youth.
Sanwo-Olu appreciated Muslim clerics and the entire Lagosian population for their support during the last general elections and assured them that they will not regret voting for the ruling party.
The governor also commended the religious tolerance and unity among the residents of thestatee, saying Lagos will continue to be peaceful.
Speaking at the Jummat Service held at the Lagos State Community Central Mosque in Alausa, Ikeja, Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by the former Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, AIG Hakeem Odumosu (retd.), commended the Muslim faithful for their support and steadfastness during the electioneering period.
Meanwhile, the 11-day inauguration programme will continue tomorrow with a cultural display scheduled to take place at the Agege Stadium on Saturday.
The carnival will be a display of various cultural activities from the five divisions of Lagos, to the delight of all the participants and guests.
The inauguration will be rounded off with a church service, which will be held simultaneously across the five divisions in Lagos on Sunday.
The church services will be held at Archbishop Vining Memorial Anglican Church, Ikeja; Freeman Methodist Cathedral Church, opposite Oba’s Palace, Badagry; Methodist Church, Ikorodu; Cathedral Church, Marina, Lagos Island; St. Patrick Anglican Church, Epe; and Christ The Light Chapel, CBD, Alausa, Ikeja.