Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State said,Lagos would take its rightful place among major city states in the world in 2016. Despite the bleak economic outlook predicted in many quarters for this year, Lagos State will grow in leaps and bounds. This was made in his welcome address at the 2016 annual thanksgiving service organised by the State Government, held at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, on Sunday.
Ambode said that the annual thanksgiving had become a tradition where people gather to seek the face of God for continuous peace and prosperity of the state. We are determined, and God willing, we shall achieve all-inclusive progress and prosperity.
“It is an acknowledgement of the overriding power of God to the affairs of men that there is need to trust in His grace and benevolence as a government and as a people, ” he said.
The governor commended all religious leaders for their prayers for the state. that prayers were offered for the state by clerics at the event.
Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, and Bishop Mike Okonkwo of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission, among others, prayed for the progress of the state.