The Wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode urged Lagosians to keep faith with the present administration and remain supportive of its policies and programmes, expressing optimism that the future will be greater than the past.
Mrs. Ambode spoke at the second edition of Lagos Marathon Praise, organized by Jubilee Concert International, at Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos Mainland, a 12-hour song ministration programme, dedicated to thanking God for His mercies on the State and residents.
She noted that the praise programme was necessitated by the need to show gratitude to God, for faithfully directing the government and protecting the residents, adding that the future of Lagos holds greater prosperity for all and sundry.
According to her; “We had thought deeply about the wonderful acts of God to us as individuals, as a government and as a people; and came to the humble realization that, we owe Him a huge debt of gratitude we can never fully repay, no matter how we try. What we are doing here today, is just a mark of gratitude from grateful servants.”
Also speaking at the event, the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode said his administration was grateful to God for the transformation witnessed in the State in the last three years.
Ambode, who was represented by his Special Adviser on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh said “each time I reflect on the level of development our State has experienced within this period, I come to the conclusion that this could not have been possible without God.
“I believe this gathering is divinely ordained and timely considering we are approaching the general elections in 2019 and the measure of help that we have received from God as a people and State. I also believe very strongly that as we engage in this marathon praise, we shall receive more grace and blessings from God.”
The Governor said the musical initiative aligned with his administration’s drive to provide support and create the enabling environment for the discovery and development of personal endowments, particularly in the area of creative arts.
“It is therefore my expectation that in addition to the spiritual blessings of this event, talents will also be discovered,” he said.