The Guardian (Nigeria)
Sanwo- Olu’s wife seeks collaboration among states for development
WIFE of Lagos State governor, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo- Olu, has emphasised the need for collaboration among the federating units in the country to fast- track growth and development.
The governor’s wife, who spoke at the maiden edition of Lagos Praise, said that development could not be said to be comprehensive if all the states are not making progress, hence the need for effective partnership to engender sustainable growth.
In a statement, she said: “God bless Nigeria and God bless Lagos State. We also need to pray for other states. As much as this idea crystalises from Lagos State, we cannot do it alone as a state. We need to pray for the other states. If Lagos State is successful and other 35 states are not doing well, it is not a plus for us.
“We need to carry each other along, and thank God now that there is collaboration from other states. We need to work together because united we stand, divided we fall and that is the only way we can move forward.”
She said the idea of the Lagos Praise was particularly instructive when juxtaposed with how God had secured victory for the state and the people against numerous challenges, including COVID- 19 pandemic.
In his welcome remarks, Special Adviser to the Governor on Religion Matters ( Christian), Very Rev. Bukola Adeleke, said it was important for the people to keep appreciating God, adding that it is glaring that the Almighty God has been merciful unto Lagos State.
Also speaking, Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria ( CAN), Lagos Chapter, Bishop Stephen Adegbite, commended the first family in the state for the initiative of Lagos Praise, just as he called for the event to be held twice yearly.