The governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo- Olu has promised to choose best and most qualified brains to hold positions in his government and would reel out a six-pillar development plan which would be a commitment to the yearnings of the people.
He gave the assurance in his inaugural speech tagged “Awakening a Greater Lagos” after his swearing-in on Wednesday at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos.
According to Sanwo-Olu who was on Wednesday sworn in as the 15th Governor of the State, the framework as our six pillars of development agenda is aptly described by the acronym THEMES( Traffic management and Transportation, Health and environment, Education and Technology, Making Lagos a 21st Century economy, Entertainment and tourism, security and Governance).
“I am too focused on moving Lagos forward to give a second thought to where a person may have come from, as long as you are animated with the spirit of achievement, cooperation and tolerance, then you are a Lagosian. This is my motto”.
He 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, vowing 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. 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,” he said.
The governor noted 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 officials,” he said.
“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 however enjoined Lagosians to join him to sculpt and fashion ” this greater Lagos with the creativity of our minds, the ingenuity of our hands, the sweat of our labour and the compassion that resides in our hearts”.