Wife of the Governor of Lagos State, Bolanle Ambode, has charged Lagosians to keep faith with the current administration and remain supportive of its policies and programmes, noting that the future will be greater than the past.
She made the submission at the second edition of Lagos Marathon Praise, a 12-hour song ministration programme dedicated to thanking God for His mercies on the State and residents organised by Jubilee Concert International, at Agidingbi, Ikeja.
The First Lady noted that the praise programme was embarked upon to show gratitude to God for faithfully directing the government and protecting residents.
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 realisation 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.”
Speaking at the event, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode said his administration praised God for the transformation witnessed in the State in the last three years.
Governor Ambode, represented by his Special Adviser on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh said that the level of development in the State within the period of his governance could not have been possible without God’s guidance.
“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,” he stated.
He affirmed that 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.
In his welcome address, the Coordinator, Lagos Marathon Praise, Pastor Taiwo Adegboyega said the event was aimed at bringing people of the State together irrespective of religion, culture or ethnic affiliation to praise God for His divine mercy on the State and its people.
He commended the First Lady for the vision of bringing people together to appreciate God for His mercy, divine favour, harmony and good governance in Lagos.