Lagos state new governor Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu was on Wednesday sworn in as the 15th Governor of Lagos State. After his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat was sworn in earlier by the Chief Judge of Lagos, Justice Opeyemi Oke.
“Awakening a Greater Lagos’’ Sanwo-Olu in his inaugural speech, tagged described the day as historic and urged Lagosians to not just dream of a greater Lagos but to collectively rise up to build a Lagos of their dreams.
He promised to forever remain loyal to the aspirations of the people and to the developmental blueprint that had brought success to the state since 1999.
“I shall never deviate from that which best serves the people of Lagos in our journey for progressive governance and economic development.
Sanwo-Olu said “The Babajide Sanwo-Olu you see today shall not change and try to become something I am not. My prayer is only that I grow and improve as your governor to implement good policies and bring the prosperity you deserve,’’
The new governor
revealed that his administration had embarked on a new social contract that
would be beneficial to all, irrespective of age, religion, status and
ethnicity. “Every Lagosian has a role in this government and we will on our
part, certainly walk the talk in all that we will do as your elected
Sanwo-Olu assured that he would select the best and most qualified people to hold positions in his government. “My door shall remain open to all. I shall seek the advice of the learned, the wise, and the ordinary Lagosian, for in the common man resides much wisdom and fairness of thought.’’ He said his administration would reel out on a six-pillar development plan which would be a commitment to the yearnings of the people.
inauguration ceremony was witnessed by well-wishers, among whom were the first
civilian governor of the state, Alhaji Lateef Jakande; Sen. Oluremi Tinubu,
Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Mr Mudashiru Obasa; Oba Rilwan Akiolu;
former Deputy Governor of Lagos state, Mr Femi Pedro; wife of the Minister of
Power, Works and Housing, Mrs Abimbola Fashola, and other dignitaries.
In 2003, he was appointed as a Special Adviser to the Deputy Governor on Corporate Matters and later, as Special Adviser to the Governor on Corporate Matters in 2004