Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has enjoined Nigerians to use the opportunity of Nigeria’s 60th anniversary to rededicate themselves to the unity of the nation and continue to live peacefully in love with one another while supporting government policies and programmes.
Speaking at a Thanksgiving Service at the Chapel of Christ the light,Alausa,ikeja to commemorate 60th Independence anniversary of Nigeria, Sanwo-Olu who was represented by his wife, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu urged Nigerians to remain steadfast; hopeful; focused; disciplined; and to pray without ceasing.
He used the occasion to pray that the Diamond jubilee celebration of the country, which signifies beauty in Lagos State and Country and that God should continue to guide, direct and lead the nation aright and release his manifold blessings upon us.
“The fact that we are still standing as one despite the challenges we have faced in the past can only be attributed to the faithfulness and the mercy of the Almighty God.”
The governor used the occasion to acknowledge the ceaseless prayers of offered by various spiritual leaders in the State, stressing that the prayers have been very beneficial to the nation and Lagos State.
Sanwo-Olu who attributed the minimal effect of COVID-19 on Lagos State being the epicenter of the virus and on Nigerians as a testimony to the divine intervention of God called on Nigerians not to relent in offering prayers to God for total victory over the COVID-19 pandemic challenges.
He said that his administration would continue to put machinery in place to bring the effect of the virus to barest minimum in Lagos State.
The Governor said “We give glory to God for the improvement we are recording in terms of the decreasing numbers of COVID-19 we do not take this special grace for granted .
Sanwo-Olu reiterated the need for Lagosians and indeed Nigerians to continue to take personal responsibility for their health by observing all the guidelines and protocols including social distancing, use of face mask, regular hand washing among others.
He, however, gave the assurance that his administration would continue to deliver the dividends of democracy and remain focused on implementing the administration’s agenda for the growth, development, and prosperity of the entire citizens.
Earlier in his sermon, Rev. Sam Aboyeji, the General Overseer of Foursquare Gospel Church admonished Nigerians on the need to show gratitude to God for all He has done in the past for Nigeria, especially during the critical times.
He further enjoined Nigerians to humbly return to God for forgiveness of sin and wickedness for the nation to experience peace and progress.
Rev. Aboyeji also stated that God’s promised restoration is total, extra and enduring hence Nigeria and Lagos State in particular should expect divine turnaround and restoration for the economic downturn occasioned by COVID-19.