Says Nigerians should unite and avoid splintering.
…Clergy calls on FG and ASUU to end the strike
The governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, referred to Nigerian youth as the world’s future on Sunday and asked them to take command of the future now.
He urged the young people to get involved in a variety of initiatives aimed at strengthening the country, emphasizing that leadership is not only achieved through positions of authority such as governor or president, but also through various roles that are assigned to people wherever they are, such as in the church.
The Governor continued by saying that working at the temple of God is a solid basis for future service in higher positions.
This was said by Governor Sanwo-Olu during the “Harvest of Restoration and Divine Satisfaction” Children and Youth Harvest Thanksgiving of Our Saviour’s Church, Diocese of Lagos (Anglican Communion), held at Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Marina, Lagos.
He declared, “What the church stands for is giving you (youths) the ground and room so that you can accomplish those things and fly to wherever height you want to. You see, the future is now, and it’s not just the future of the country; it’s the future of the entire planet. You must actively participate in it and own responsibility for it.
Sanwo-Olu and his wife, Dr. Ibijoke, who served as the Harvest Program’s Parents of the Day, also asked Nigerians to come together, avoid dissent, and make the right decisions in order to build a future that everyone can be proud of.
He said that his administration would ensure development in every area of Lagos State in accordance with the Greater Lagos Development agenda. He said his government will continue to be accountable to and responsive to the residents of Lagos State.
Let’s keep ourselves together, he urged. All of the minor things that divide us as a nation can also bring us together. Let’s decide what is best. Let’s build a tomorrow that will make them all proud.
“We are accountable for maintaining the safety of this location (Lagos). It is our obligation to keep working to prevent divisions within our group. For each of our citizens, we will keep creating opportunities. And we’ll keep welcoming everyone as long as they wish to live in harmony with the law.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is currently on strike, and the Vicar of Our Saviour’s Church, TBS, The Ven. Ife Okupevi, urged Governor Sanwo-Olu to intervene by speaking to President Muhammadu Buhari, the Minister of Education, and other stakeholders for quick resolution between the Federal Government and ASUU in order to end the union strike that has paralyzed tertiary education for many months.
Ven. Okupevi also complimented Babajide Sanwo-Olu for putting COVID-19 under control, ensuring Lagos State’s security, and providing infrastructure in various areas of the State.
The Rev. Emmanuel Mordi, the preacher, asked Christians to use their wealth for God in his sermon and challenged those in positions of authority to be just and merciful to the populace.