2022 will be a season of consolidation, assures Lagosians Sanwo-Olu
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu assured Lagosians on Sunday that the year 2022 will be a season of consolidation, saying his administration will complete the Imota rice mill projects, 37 km long. red and 27.5 km of blue line, 18.75 km from Eleko to T-junction in Epe, section of the Lagos-Badagry highway and other iconic projects underway in the state.
Governor Sanwo-Olu gave this assurance while speaking at the Lagos State 2022 New Years Thanksgiving Service on the theme: “Songs of Thanksgiving” held on Sunday at Lagos House Sports Ground, Alausa , Ikeja.
He said his administration was not only committed to carrying out ongoing projects, but that it would ensure the rule of law, transform the state into a 21st century economy and significantly advance its government journey towards the Grand Lagos of the collective desire of the people of Lagos.
According to Governor Sanwo-Olu, Lagos State will experience remarkable development in 2022 on various fronts: infrastructure, technology, health and education, security and many others; all of this will translate into a significant improvement in the quality of life for all Lagosians.
He said that the annual special thanksgiving highlighted the importance of praising God for grace despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic crisis, among others and also of putting back the plans and ways of the state between the hands of God.
“This new year 2022 is a special year for us as an administration, as it will be the last full year of the four-year mandate you gave us in 2019.
“By the special grace of God, the vision of having the largest rice mill in sub-Saharan Africa and one of the largest in the world will become a reality this year.
“In addition, this year 2022 will see a significant achievement in our state’s rail transportation system, as we anticipate that the 37 km red line and 27.5 km blue line projects will begin their commercial operations between the last quarter of this year and the first quarter of 2023.
“Similarly, construction work on the 4th 38 km continental bridge – which will be the longest in Africa – and the Opebi-Mende link bridge will begin this year.
“2022 will also witness, by the special grace of God, the completion of the ongoing reconstruction works on the 18.75 km from Eleko to the T-junction in Epe, the 10 km regional road from Lekki and the section of the Lagos-Badagry highway that the Lagos State government is building with permission from the federal government. These are just a few of the projects that will be completed or advanced this year, ”the governor said.
Governor Sanwo-Olu also urged everyone in Lagos State to continue to adhere to and strictly adhere to COVID-19 protocols and guidelines for safety in this 4th wave of the pandemic, even though he has urges everyone to take their vaccines and booster shots without delay. .
“I also encourage everyone to take their vaccines and boosters without delay. We saw firsthand how the vaccination helped minimize the impact of Wave 4, compared to previous ones, ”he said.
In his sermon, the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, who used Psalms 150: 6 as a point of reference, instructed people to cultivate the habit of appreciating God, noting that people had reason to praise God.
Pastor Adeboye, who was accompanied by his wife, Pastor Folu Adeboye, prayed for Governor Sanwo-Olu, Lagos State and Nigeria.
State Home Affairs Commissioner Prince Anofiu Elegushi thanked God for witnessing another year, saying the administration is sparing no effort to keep the lives and property of Lagosians safe.
Elegushi, who said the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration was engaging in infrastructure developments, urged people to obey the law by exercising due diligence in adhering to COVID-19 protocols.
The thanksgiving service, which included hymns, praise and worship, Bible readings and prayers, was also attended by the national leader of the Congress of All Progressives (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu ; Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila; the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr Obafemi Hamzat; President, Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa; the first lady, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu; Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola and his wife, Abimbola; Senators Adeola Solomon and Tokunbo Abiru.
Others include the former Deputy Governors of Lagos State, Prince Abiodun Ogunleye, Senator Kofoworola Bucknor-Akerele, Femi Pedro and Princess Sarah Sosan; members of the State Executive Council, elders and serving government officials, traditional rulers and religious leaders, among others.
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