Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji, during the annual thanksgiving service of the House, enjoined Lagosians, especially Christians to continue praying for the betterment of the state, reports EBUN SESSOU.
With the theme, “Greater Heights”, Ikuforiji stated that he was never tired of bringing positive change to the state through his legislative position and enjoined all to appreciate God for His mercies and protection over the years.
He recalled how he was discharged and acquitted by a Federal High Court over allegations of corruption by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), stating that it has been a challenging period for him and his family.
According to him, “God gave us this vision 12 years ago and it is our way of giving thanks to God. It started in 2003 with Pastor J.T. Kalejaiye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God and its has entered its 12th year,” he said.
The Speaker pledged his determination to take Lagos State House of Assembly to greater heights, noting “we are leaving behind well trained staffers and lawmakers. We now have the state assembly service commission with state of the art facilities and proper method of accounting.”
While promising that the House will continue to go higher, he said the new blocks of building under construction would be inaugurated before the end of the 7th assembly in May 2015.
“We will continue to set the pace for other state houses of assembly,” he said.
Quoting copiously from the Bible, especially Psalms 71:21 and 66:12, the Speaker and his wife, Mayowa sang praises to God and danced heartily with other lawmakers in attendance.
Guest speaker at the service was Bishop Francis Wale Oke of Sword of The Spirit Ministry, Ibadan, while sensational gospel artiste, Evangelist Tope Alabi was on the bandstand.