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Sanwo-Olu seeks youths’ support for development of Lagos

Hardship: Sanwo-Olu appeals to Lagos residents to stay calm

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appealed to youths in Lagos to support his administration’s developmental plans for the state.

Sanwo-Olu appealed in his New Year message to the youth at the end of the Greater Lagos Fiesta in Badagry.

The three-day fiesta recorded a massive turnout of youths from the old Badagry division.

The event attracted upcoming artistes and some old musicians like Salawa Abeni, Safejo Amama, Sule Akanni, Apekeola gospel song, Johnny Suru from the Republic of Benin, Pepit Art and Saint Banky.

Sanwo-Olu, who was represented at the fiesta by Ibrahim Layode, his commissioner for home affairs, urged the residents of Badagry to cooperate with his administration by supporting his developmental plans. He assured the people of Badagry that he would keep to his campaign promises.

The governor urged the youth to calm down and trust in his governance, adding that he would touch their respective communities. He appealed to the youth to be law-abiding and stay away from anything that could tarnish their image or damage their future.

The governor commended the people for turning up in large numbers for the three-day fiesta.

Olusegun Onilude, the chairman, Badagry local government area, said the fiesta had brought both old and young together to enjoy themselves.

“Since Friday, people had been coming here in thousands to enjoy themselves.

“This is impressive and encouraging. All residents of Badagry division are coming to Badagry Grammar School here to enjoy themselves and relax.

“This has brought joy to all households in Badagry unlike before when cultists and bad boys used to fight one another at the end of the year carnival.

“We thank the governor for not letting the dream die. He should continue the fiesta and next year’s should be bigger,” he said.

Abiodun Christopher, the Basorun of Kweme Kingdom said the fiesta had brought indigenes together, fostered peace, and gave them reasons to know that they are one.

He urged Sanwo-Olu to bring in more musicians like Davido, Asake and other known musicians to boost the morale of incoming artistes in Badagry. NAN