Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday, pledged that the wheel of governance in the state would now race on higher gears, saying the next four years would be more rewarding for the state.
Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, were joined by their wives, cabinet members and All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders to receive their Certificates of Return at the INEC office in Yaba.
The electoral commission also presented certificates to all the 40 House of Assembly members-elect at the event.
The governor said his second term mandate was won on the strength of Lagos’ diversity, proclaiming that his re-election reflected the wishes of all residents, irrespective of faith, creed or tongue.
He declared it was time for the state to move forward and forge new frontiers for its progress, and as such, extended hands of fellowship to contestants in the opposition parties to join APC in leveraging the state’s diversity to bring about new prosperity for Lagos.
“Today, I stand before you older, wiser, more experienced, and more committed than ever to deliver on the contract that binds me to the good people of Lagos. We have made promises and we have also delivered on so many of them over the last four years, in line with our THEMES Agenda.
“Now, we must take the work to a new level of performance and delivery. We will complete all the ongoing projects and ensure that new ones are funded, prioritised and delivered. As we countdown to May 29, when this renewed mandate will commence, I assure Lagosians that together we are unlocking four more years of peace, progress, and prosperity for the state.
“It will be four more years of massive infrastructure renewal and development, four more years of forward-looking policies in transportation, health, education, environment, agriculture, security, wealth creation, entertainment and culture, and youth development. We are more determined to march into the future. Let us hold fast to all the lessons we have learnt and use them as valuable building blocks for what lies ahead.”
Sanwo-Olu, however, expressed gratitude to the electorate for giving him and his party an overwhelming victory and renewing the mandate to lead the State for the next four years, promising never to take people’s confidence in him for granted.