Sanwo-Olu Assures Lagosians Maximum Security…As Olumakaiye Urges FG To Improve Living Standard

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From Left: Former Bishop of Lagos and Dean Emeritus, Church of Nigeria, (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. (Dr.) Adebola Ademowo; his wife, Mama Oluranti Ademowo; Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Diocesan Bishop of Lagos and Missioner, Rt. Rev. (Dr.)Humphrey Olumakaiye; his wife, Prof. Motunrayo Olumakaiye and the Catholic Archbishop of t he Metropolitan See of Lagos, Most Rev. (Dr.) Adewale Martins at the 3rd Session of the 34th Synod of the Diocese of Lagos (Anglican Communion), held yesterday, at Our Saviour’s Church, Tafawa Balewa, Lagos

By Odinaka Uruakpa

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has assured the residents of Lagos State that his administration would do its best, to ensure a safe and secure environment for all in the state.

Sanwo-Olu gave this assurance yesterday, during the opening ceremony of the third Session of the 34th Synod of the Diocese of Lagos, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), with the theme: “Value of life, faith and ministry: Charting a new course”, held at Our Saviour’s Church, Tafawa Balewa, Lagos.

The governor, who further assured that his government would ensure Lagos State remains safe and secure, with far reaching support to security operatives, said that Lagos remains a state that gives hope to a lot of Nigerians, and therefore could not be left without being made safe and secure.

Said he: “On security issues, we can say that Lagos is relatively better. I sit on it and I know what we are doing, attending to those things we need to attend to. We hereby reinstate our commitment in ensuring that Lagos is not only secure, but also prosperous, and will eventually metamorphose to a state that everybody would be proud of. We will not stop to do those things we need to do, to keep our people safe, and would not leave anything undone.”

Speaking on the theme of the Synod, Sanwo-Olu said it is linked with the theme of his government’s economic agenda, bordering on developmental goal for a greater Lagos, which he said are the pillars that drive his administration’s economic projection, on a day to day bases.

On security, the governor said he was not unaware that many people do not sleep with their two eyes closed, as he added that the challenges of security is not hidden, as Lagos State would certainly take the lead, in ensuring security of lives and properties in the state.

The governor assured Lagosians of new traits in the state that his government was committed to, which includes ease in transportation via journey by rail.
Remarked he: “At the end of next year, we will be talking of rail transportation, as we are building two rails, which include red line and blue line.”

He also hinted of the plan for total removal of motorcycles in Lagos which he disclosed would be done in a systematic order, as he ensured that the government would provide credible alternatives.

He disclosed the provision of eight to ten sitter buses that would relief the people of Lagos State in getting to their various destinations.

Said he: As we speak, 500 of these buses are ready, and will be commissioned before the end of this month”.

The governor advised those who had abandoned or uncompleted buildings in Lagos to do something about them because they are habours for criminal elements.

Maintained he: “The government would give such people deadline, and if they don’t meet this deadline, we will take action on these”.

In the area of health, the governor disclosed that arrangement has been concluded to have a General Hospital with radiology and orthopedic, near Western House, which he said was ninety five percent completed. He added that his government would put up in the biggest Children Hospital in Africa, in the Lagos Island area of the state.

Delivering his presidential address, Rt. Rev. (Dr.) Humphrey Olumakaiye, Diocesan Bishop, Diocese of Lagos, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) urged the Federal Government to do its best in improving the standard of living of Nigerians.

While calling on Nigerians to embrace their differences, and the leaders to work towards having a unified country, the bishop cautioned the political class to stop using religion, ethnic or tribal differences as weapons of achieving political gains.

Said he: “Our ethnic, cultural and religious differences should be our strength. The diverse nature of the country, which arguably is the handwork of the Almighty God is supposed to be our strength and blessing, not our ruin. Nigeria shall move forward when our leaders at all level of governance understand the enourmous power of a united country.

“We need to embrace our differences, until our differences don’t make a difference, in the way we treat ourselves. The political class should stop using religion, ethnic or tribal differences as a weapon for political gains.”

Speaking on the worrisome surge in terrorist attack, and efforts made to stem the tide, Olumakaiye urged government to do all that is possible to stamp out all forms of criminality in the country.

“When government is seen to be performing its constitutional right of securing lives and properties of citizens, agitations about alternative means of personal security shall be laid to rest. Security of life must be topmost in government agenda”, he said.

The bishop commended the administration of lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the good leadership and people oriented policies evident in the projects and infrastructure improvement in the state.

He also commended the governor and his team of experts, particularly the Commissioner of Health the effective way the outbreak of COVID-19 was managedin the state.

Said he: “We commend the quick and proactive intervention of the state to set up isolation centres of international standard, with life saving modern medical equipments. The Church appreciates the sacrifices made by the frontline medical officers and personnel, who put their lives on the line to safe humanity from the claws of the dreaded disease. May the Lord grant the souls of those who lost their lives to the pandemic eternal rest.”

On his part, the Dean Emeritus, Diocese of Lagos, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. (Dr.) Ephraim Adebola. Ademowo urged the people to be involved in the work, and progress of the Diocese with the things that God has endowed to them.

Also speaking at the synod, Most Rev. (Dr.) Alfred Adewale Martins, Catholic Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos, urged the people to acknowledge the value and importance of the theme of the synod, as he added that life, faith and ministry are values that need to be examined more on day to day basis, and from time to time, as human life and other forms of lifmoe are constantly under threat in the present times.

Said Archbishop Martins on resolutions that will be reached at the end of the synod: “I look forward to learning from the way forward to come from this synod, so that our individual expressions of the values, as we have mentioned, as well as the national expression of these vales, which we know call for attention from time to time, can be passed on, through us to those that need it.”

The Synod saw the convergence of Archbishops, Bishops, priests and lay people of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) from far and near.

mer Bishop of Lagos and Dean Emeritus, Church of Nigeria, (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. (Dr.) Adebola Ademowo; his wife, Mama Oluranti Ademowo; Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Diocesan Bishop of Lagos and Missioner, Rt. Rev. (Dr.)Humphrey Olumakaiye; his wife, Prof. Motunrayo Olumakaiye and the Catholic Archbishop of t he Metropolitan See of Lagos, Most Rev. (Dr.) Adewale Martins at the 3rd Session of the 34th Synod of the Diocese of Lagos (Anglican Communion), held yesterday, at Our Saviour’s Church, Tafawa Balewa, Lagos

By Odinaka Uruakpa

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has assured the residents of Lagos State that his administration would do its best, to ensure a safe and secure environment for all in the state.

Sanwo-Olu gave this assurance yesterday, during the opening ceremony of the third Session of the 34th Synod of the Diocese of Lagos, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), with the theme: “Value of life, faith and ministry: Charting a new course”, held at Our Saviour’s Church, Tafawa Balewa, Lagos.

The governor, who further assured that his government would ensure Lagos State remains safe and secure, with far reaching support to security operatives, said that Lagos remains a state that gives hope to a lot of Nigerians, and therefore could not be left without being made safe and secure.

Said he: “On security issues, we can say that Lagos is relatively better. I sit on it and I know what we are doing, attending to those things we need to attend to. We hereby reinstate our commitment in ensuring that Lagos is not only secure, but also prosperous, and will eventually metamorphose to a state that everybody would be proud of. We will not stop to do those things we need to do, to keep our people safe, and would not leave anything undone.”

Speaking on the theme of the Synod, Sanwo-Olu said it is linked with the theme of his government’s economic agenda, bordering on developmental goal for a greater Lagos, which he said are the pillars that drive his administration’s economic projection, on a day to day bases.

On security, the governor said he was not unaware that many people do not sleep with their two eyes closed, as he added that the challenges of security is not hidden, as Lagos State would certainly take the lead, in ensuring security of lives and properties in the state.

The governor assured Lagosians of new traits in the state that his government was committed to, which includes ease in transportation via journey by rail.
Remarked he: “At the end of next year, we will be talking of rail transportation, as we are building two rails, which include red line and blue line.”

He also hinted of the plan for total removal of motorcycles in Lagos which he disclosed would be done in a systematic order, as he ensured that the government would provide credible alternatives.

He disclosed the provision of eight to ten sitter buses that would relief the people of Lagos State in getting to their various destinations.

Said he: As we speak, 500 of these buses are ready, and will be commissioned before the end of this month”.

The governor advised those who had abandoned or uncompleted buildings in Lagos to do something about them because they are habours for criminal elements.

Maintained he: “The government would give such people deadline, and if they don’t meet this deadline, we will take action on these”.

In the area of health, the governor disclosed that arrangement has been concluded to have a General Hospital with radiology and orthopedic, near Western House, which he said was ninety five percent completed. He added that his government would put up in the biggest Children Hospital in Africa, in the Lagos Island area of the state.

Delivering his presidential address, Rt. Rev. (Dr.) Humphrey Olumakaiye, Diocesan Bishop, Diocese of Lagos, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) urged the Federal Government to do its best in improving the standard of living of Nigerians.

While calling on Nigerians to embrace their differences, and the leaders to work towards having a unified country, the bishop cautioned the political class to stop using religion, ethnic or tribal differences as weapons of achieving political gains.

Said he: “Our ethnic, cultural and religious differences should be our strength. The diverse nature of the country, which arguably is the handwork of the Almighty God is supposed to be our strength and blessing, not our ruin. Nigeria shall move forward when our leaders at all level of governance understand the enourmous power of a united country.

“We need to embrace our differences, until our differences don’t make a difference, in the way we treat ourselves. The political class should stop using religion, ethnic or tribal differences as a weapon for political gains.”

Speaking on the worrisome surge in terrorist attack, and efforts made to stem the tide, Olumakaiye urged government to do all that is possible to stamp out all forms of criminality in the country.

“When government is seen to be performing its constitutional right of securing lives and properties of citizens, agitations about alternative means of personal security shall be laid to rest. Security of life must be topmost in government agenda”, he said.

The bishop commended the administration of lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the good leadership and people oriented policies evident in the projects and infrastructure improvement in the state.

He also commended the governor and his team of experts, particularly the Commissioner of Health the effective way the outbreak of COVID-19 was managedin the state.

Said he: “We commend the quick and proactive intervention of the state to set up isolation centres of international standard, with life saving modern medical equipments. The Church appreciates the sacrifices made by the frontline medical officers and personnel, who put their lives on the line to safe humanity from the claws of the dreaded disease. May the Lord grant the souls of those who lost their lives to the pandemic eternal rest.”

On his part, the Dean Emeritus, Diocese of Lagos, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. (Dr.) Ephraim Adebola. Ademowo urged the people to be involved in the work, and progress of the Diocese with the things that God has endowed to them.

Also speaking at the synod, Most Rev. (Dr.) Alfred Adewale Martins, Catholic Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos, urged the people to acknowledge the value and importance of the theme of the synod, as he added that life, faith and ministry are values that need to be examined more on day to day basis, and from time to time, as human life and other forms of lifmoe are constantly under threat in the present times.

Said Archbishop Martins on resolutions that will be reached at the end of the synod: “I look forward to learning from the way forward to come from this synod, so that our individual expressions of the values, as we have mentioned, as well as the national expression of these vales, which we know call for attention from time to time, can be passed on, through us to those that need it.”

The Synod saw the convergence of Archbishops, Bishops, priests and lay people of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) from far and near.

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