Sunday, January 3, 2016 7:04 pm
Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode says economic doom prediction for 2016 will not stop the State’s economy from booming.
The governor spoke at the 2016 Annual Thanksgiving Service of the Lagos State Government, held at the State House, Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria on Sunday.
The governor said despite the prediction of bleak economy for this year, Lagos is determined to forge ahead.
“We are determined to achieve inclusive progress in governance. Employment will boom, Lagos will grow in leaps and bound,” he said.
Ambode said he was very optimistic that there would be employment boom in Lagos this year, while artisans and skill vocations would thrive in Lagos.
However, the governor thanked God for sustaining Lagos all through 2015 and for bringing him to power. He said despite the fears that the 2015 general elections would be violent, God took control.
Ambode added that he was happy that the elections turned out to be free and fair and one that led to a change in government, in which the opposition party handed over power while the government previously in power now becoming the opposition. “The fact that we are gathered here today shows that God is with us,” he said.
The event witnessed inspirational singing from the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG’s choir and others. Prominent people at the thanksgiving service are: Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer, RCCG; Bishop Mike Okonkwo of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission, TREM; Rev. Mercy Ezekiel of the Christ Pentecostal Mission, CPM; wife of the Governor, Bolanle Ambode; wife of the Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Olusola Obasa; Most Rev. Ephraim Ademowo and Archbishop Adewale Martins.
There were also Chief Kemi Nelson, All Progressives Congress, APC Women Leader in Lagos; Rev. Felix Meduoye, General Overseer, Foursquare Gospel Church; Chief Judge of Lagos State, Olufunmilayo Atilade; Alabi David, Chairman, Conference 57; Rev. Moses Aransiola; Pastor Wale Adefarasin of the Guiding Light Assembly, among others.