See How Ambode Marked Democracy Day In Epe

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, celebrated Democracy Day with Muslim faithful, saying despite all that had been achieved in the past, Lagos was still a work in progress, and that conscious efforts would continue to be made to further invest in infrastructural development to make life easier for the citizens.
Eyes Of Lagos gathered that, Ambode, who spoke at a special Ramadan Tafsir and prayer held in Epe, Lagos Mainland, to commemorate the three years of his administration and Democracy Day, justified the massive infrastructural renewal across the length and breadth of the State. He explained that the huge investment in upgrading and providing amenities for the people was part of the greater vision towards making Lagos a smart city.
“Lagosians have seen what we have done in the last three years but like we have said, there is a greater vision to make Lagos a Smart City. So, Lagos is a work in progress and that is why you see a whole lot of infrastructure project going on.
“Every day is a race towards making Lagos a better place for the citizens and that is what we would continue to do in the next 365 days,” he said.
Furthermore, Ambode said the special prayer, which was attended by both political and Islamic leaders from all the five divisions of the State, was organised to appreciate God for His goodness to the State and the feats attained by his administration so far.
In his words; “Exactly three years ago today, by God’s grace we took oath of office at Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) and today is also Democracy day. In celebrating today, I decided that the best way is to come together with my Muslim brothers and sisters and share word of prayers with them through this special Tafsir to appreciate God for the success of the journey so far.
“For me, there is nothing more to say than to give thanks. I thank God and I also appreciate you all that our prayers have been answered. What we have done and still doing in Epe, Badagry, Ikorodu, Ikeja and every other part of the State will continue and we pray that God will give us the grace to do more for the people.”
In his remarks, Chief Imam of Lagos, Alhaji Sulaiman Oluwatoyin Abou-Nollah represented by Sheikh Tijani Gbajabiamila commended Governor Ambode for the transformation and development witnessed in the State in the last three years, saying one good turn surely deserves another. “We appreciate our Governor who has been doing well in the last three years for the State and we pray that the second term will be a success. There is a saying that one good turn deserves another and we pray that that is how it will be,” he said.

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