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Sanwo-Olu seeks God’s guidance to pilot Lagos’ affairs

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Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has asked for God’s guidance to pilot the affairs of the state, stating that Lagos will never remain the same at the end of his tenure as governor. Sanwo-Olu stated this at ‘The Experience14’ held in Lagos as Paul Adefarasin, the metropolitan senior pastor of House on the Rock and convener of The Experience unveiled new logo for ‘The Experience’.

Sanwo-Olu, in his goodwill message, said his administration was bringing righteousness to governance. According to the governor, “Lagos will experience phenomenal growth like never before under his leadership”.

The governor said that Lagos State would collaborate with forward-looking organisations and all faith-based organisations to deepen infrastructure and build capacity of Lagosians. In collaboration with House on the Rock, Lagos State government is piloting an empowerment initiative that will give tricycles (‘Keke’) to some of the “area boys” on the Island who have now been christened ‘Good boys’.

To ensure the sustainability of the initiative, Sanwo-Olu promised that Lagos government would equal the amount provided by House on the Rock, as he believes nobody should be left behind under his administration.

While unveiling the new logo for ‘The Experience’, Adefarasin said that Nigeria must go into God’s ordained future. According to him, every leader must have visionary capacity to lead and help reinvent the state. “God’s word to Nigerians is “go any ways,” stating that “if we remain, we will never attain our potentials.”

The Experience 2019 is the 14th edition of the gospel music concert, themed, ‘Let’s Worship Jesus’ which is broadcast live by satellite annually to more than 46 countries in Africa, making it the biggest gospel concert on the continent.

“The Experience’s digital footprint continues to expand at a phenomenal rate, with online viewership on five continents, in as many as 186 countries, including the Middle East. In close to a decade and half, ‘The Experience’ has burgeoned, seemingly taking on a life of its own, and drawing hundreds of thousands to participate in what is arguably the largest single congregation of worshippers in a gospel music concert, on the face of the earth,” said Adefarasin.

According to him, ‘The Experience’ has become a platform for creative minds to express their talent and abilities, adding that innovation and disruption are key driving forces in the ethos of the younger generation. “We recognise that Nigeria’s challenges include a paucity of opportunities and avenues for its youth to give expression to their talent and abilities”.

SEYI JOHN SALAU