Easter Message from Governor Fashola to Lagosians

Fellow Lagosians,
Easter is here again and this time we are not just felicitating with our brothers and sisters who sacrificed and denied themselves during the Lenten season in commemoration of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, but we are also celebrating the successes we have recorded as a democratic nation.
This is a season for glad tidings, selflessness, tolerance, giving and love. A reminder of the perseverance of Jesus Christ, an attribute which we must imbibe in our daily dealings.
It is also a season for sober reflection, a season to remind ourselves that our collective resilience is always bigger than the size of all our challenges.
The celebration of Easter and its different phases, this year, is indeed pertinent. This nation has made its sacrifices; we gone through dark times and have come out triumphant.
In more ways than one, Easter came early this year. We have overcome and crossed over into an era of positive Change.
I would like to believe that the end of the Lenten season coinciding with the elections was preordained.
Nevertheless, we all have our work cut out for us because the process of leading our country back to the path of peace, progress and greatness is one that requires our collective efforts.
Let us once more tap into our inner resilience and the inherent intuition which we are known to possess and make use of when it comes to making the right decisions and choosing our leaders.
Irrespective of where we come from, the love of Lagos trumps every ethnic or religious differences. Lagos belongs to us all and as such we are duty bound to see it delivered into the hands of able leaders.
This administration has launched several developmental projects which will run a course of several years. Some have been completed, some have just started and others are still being deliberated on.
And even though this is going to be the last time I send out this Easter message in my capacity as Governor of Lagos State, I remain committed to handing over the helm of affairs to capable hands.
The good work which we started in Lagos and which we intend to see come to fruition must not be stunted.
This is why I find the argument for continuity very persuasive and compelling.
The recently concluded presidential elections was empowering in its own right.
One hurdle has been scaled and there are a few more to go. Our young democracy has experienced a growth spurt within the last few days and for it to continue to grow, we must all come out, vote right and vote for continuity.
You can rest easy knowing that we have your best interests at heart and we will continue to fulfil our obligations to you by providing improved services in all sectors of the economy.
I implore you to keep working with us by obeying the law, being vigilant, looking out for one another and fulfilling your own obligations as citizens.
In the spirit of the season, I wish you a Happy Easter.
Eko o ni baje o.
Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN
Governor of Lagos State


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