The Lagos State Government has released 11-day programmes for the inauguration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat for a second term in office.
The programmes to be held in different parts, particularly at the five divisions of Lagos – Ikorodu, Badagry, Ikeja, Lagos Island and Epe – are lined up to celebrate Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat, flor performing excellently well, with the promise of improved performance.
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, while unveiling the programme at a press conference held at Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa, Ikeja on Friday, said the events would hold from May 21 to June 4.
He said, “The Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration has fulfilled the promise of ‘A Greater Lagos’ in many areas of life through the delivery of several life-impacting projects, social investments in our people as well as economic development of our dear state.”
Omotoso, who is the Chairman, Media and Publicity Sub-Committee of Governor Bababjide Sanwo-Olu and Dr. Obafemi Hamzat’s second term inauguration ceremonies, said Inauguration Day would hold on May 29 while post-inauguration Jummat and Church services would hold simultaneously in five divisions of the State on Day Nine (June 2) and Day 11 (June 4) respectively.
“Projects commissioning will take place in eight local government areas – Ajeromi/Ifelodun, Alimosho, Ikeja, Kosofe, Eti-Osa, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland and Surulere for three consecutive days from Day Three (May 24) to Day Five (May 26.)
“Youth Carnival and Robotic competition, which will involve People Living with Disability, will hold on Day One simultaneously in all the Lagos five divisions while Public lecture titled, ‘The Making of a Beacon: Lagos and the Consolidation of a Democracy that works for all,’ will be delivered by Prof Adigun Agbaje, former Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan on Day Two (May 23),Omotoso said.
He added that Book Launch and Photo Exhibition, as well as a Stage Drama performance, would also hold on Day Two at the Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos.
“Children’s Day activities, which will hold at the Police College in Ikeja, and Novelty Match to be played simultaneously in five divisions of Lagos are scheduled for Day Six on May 27 while the Pre-inauguration rehearsal will hold on Day Seven (May 28),” Omotoso said.
The commissioner stated further that the two events scheduled for Day 10 are a Cultural display at Mobolaji Johnson Sports Arena, Onikan, and an Inauguration Dinner at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island.
Omotoso said in the last four yeatrs, the social contract between Governor Sanwo-Olu and the people of Lagos was never taken for granted, adding that the Governor and his team proactively tackled head-on all the challenges that confronted the State within the four years.
He said: “The administration in line with its campaign promise, ensured that all abandoned/ongoing projects too numerous to mention here, were completed; started and completed new projects and worked on a sustainable and enduring future for the State through several bold and audacious policies and projects.
“We can safely state here that it is not by accident that the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration continued the Blue Line Rail project and completed it. It also started the Red Line Rail project that is nearing completion amid global economic challenges.
“The Sanwo-Olu administration completed 970 roads – 34 roads in Kosofe, Somolu, Victoria Island and Ikoyi – and 15 bridges. In Ojokoro, 31 roads were completed. It trained 18,000 teachers under the EKOEXCEL programme, set up two varsities and our varsities never went on strike when it was fashionable to do so. We also built four Mother and Child Centres.”
Also speaking, the Publicity Secretary of Lagos State All Progressives Congress, Seye Oladejo, said the party “is proud of the Sanwo-Olu government in the last four years because the administration is committed to the people of the state.”