Amidst intermittent downpour at the Police Parade ground, Ikeja venue of the 59th independence celebration anniversary of the Nation on Tuesday, Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu assured of commitment to achieving collective aspiration of the state and nation.
In his independence anniversary speech, the governor said, “As leaders in position of authority we are committed to achieving the greatest good for the greatest number.
“We will ensure that we do all that we can to improve and impact the lives of our people through our developmental programmes.”
Adding that it is reassuring that the state is on the right track to attaining greatness and achieving the goal to build the foundation for sustainable growth and development.
Sanwo-Olu said Lagosians take pride in the role the state has played and will continue to play in the development trajectory of the nation, “particularly in fulfilling the vision of our founding fathers.
“Today we draw our strength from our cosmopolitan nature which has made our state a melting pot for all the various ethnic groups in Nigeria, this is one of the visions of our founding fathers which we would continue to cherish, sustain and protect for generations”.
The governor reinterated the determination of his administration to sustain its developmental agenda as captured in THEMES through public-private partnership building desired to attract more investment to the state.
“Our vision and overall objectives on our THEMES developmental agenda is to ensure and usher in unprecedented development in all the sectors of our economy including a fully integrated multi-modal transportation system, quality education and others.”
He appealed for continuous cooperation and support from all citizens of the state saying “governance is not about the people in government alone, it is everybody’s business.”
He, therefore, appealed for compliance to rules and regulations as well as voluntary discharge of civic obligation from citizens, “this is what it takes to build a greater Lagos, it is a duty and it shall be accomplished by the special grace of God”, the governor said.
The governor had earlier inspected a Guard of honour mounted by the Nigeria police, followed by march past by all security agencies, school children and para-military organisations with the governor taking salute.