Lagos—Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Sunday restated his commitment to keep faith with the promise he made during the electioneering campaign to run an all-inclusive government, where every community will not be left out in the scheme of affairs.
Ambode spoke while flagging off the ‘One Lagos Fiesta’ at the Agege Stadium, adiing that the programme was in fulfilment of his campaign promise, as well as improving on what he met on ground on all fronts.
The ‘One Lagos Fiesta’, an initiative of the present administration is tailored towards ushering in the New Year, holds between December 27, and January 1, 2016 simultaneously in five locations across the state including Epe, Badagry, Ikorodu, Agege and Lagos Island.
Speaking at the event, Governor Ambode recalled the last time he visited Agege Stadium during the electioneering campaign, saying he was back again to fulfil one of the promises made to the people then.
The governor said his administration was working hard to make Lagos work for all, just as he assured that good things would start happening in Agege, and indeed in the whole of Lagos.
Earlier, the Federal Government, through the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed hailed Lagos State for the innovative annual countdown event, describing it as the biggest of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa.
Mohammed also congratulated Governor Ambode and the government of Lagos State for rejigging the event into what is now known as the ‘One Lagos Fiesta’ designed to hold simultaneously in five different locations across the State.
Also speaking, Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa thanked Governor Ambode for showing love to the people of the State, especially Agege, and promised the people that government would ensure that the next edition will be bigger and better.
Prominent musicians, including Dbanj and Seun Kuti, performed at the fiesta.