• Friday, December 08, 2023
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We’ll run an all-inclusive govt in our 2nd term – Sanwo-Olu

About N8.4 billion loan has been disbursed to support over 12,710 micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) over the last four years, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos State Governor has said.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday, reassured Lagosians that he will focus more on an all-inclusive government through the THEMES plus agenda.

The governor also promised not to leave any segment of society behind in the governance, adding that both soft and hard infrastructure will receive adequate attention.

Sanwo-Olu spoke on Sunday at the second term inauguration thanksgiving service held at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina, Lagos.

The thanksgiving service, which was held simultaneously in all the five divisions of Lagos State – Ikorodu, Badagry, Ikeja, Lagos Island, and Epe marked the end of the 11-day activities to celebrate Sanwo-Olu’s second term inauguration.

The services took place 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.

The governor attended the thanksgiving service at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina with his wife, Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu; Obafemi Hamzat, the deputy governor, and wife, Oluremi Hamzat and chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, among other political leaders.

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Governor Sanwo-Olu said the thanksgiving service was important to acknowledge God’s help to individuals, Lagos State, and Nigeria, as well as committing the second term of his administration into God’s hand.

He said: “We started by thanking God on Friday at our various divisional mosques and today we are here at church to continue to acknowledge the Almighty God who has helped us as a state and nation. We also want to commit at the beginning of our second tenure to ask God for direction and to put everything in front of the Almighty God.

“It will certainly be a second term that Lagosians should expect a lot more from us. What we have promised is a THEMES+ agenda that is human-centric. It is an agenda that takes into account everything in THEMES agenda and adds a bigger flavour to it- a plus component, which itself will ensure that no one is left behind.

“We have learned from the last four years and we want to build a better inclusive governance in which not only will we be doing a lot of hard infrastructure but will also want to do a lot of soft infrastructure since that will touch the lives of our people directly; specifically palliatives that will bring succour and better relief for our citizens even in a difficult time with global economic issues.

“Our citizens need to understand that though the government cannot do everything, we need to be able to bring them out of poverty and speak to what their needs are. So, it is a purposeful human-centric agenda that will ensure that no one, no gender, no tribe, or religion is left behind. And we are holding ourselves accountable to that.”

In his sermon on ‘Unity: catalyst for Godly possibilities’, Adebola Ojofeitimi, the provost of the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina, charged the people to remain united.

He urged Lagosians to embrace and work for the unity of Lagos State and Nigeria. This, the provost said, would help to build a vibrant state and country for the collective good of all.