Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday restated the commitment of his administration to ensure improved welfare and service delivery to all pilgrims from the state at all times.
The governor stated this at the general pilgrims’ inter-denominational thanksgiving service held at the Chapel of Christ The Light in Lagos.
The Governor who was represented by his Chief of Staff Mr. Tayo Ayinde said the state government is proud of pilgrims from the state who he said were good ambassadors, displaying high level of discipline and probity while in holy land.
He said, ‘’We give thanks to God almighty for giving us this opportunity every year to return back from pilgrimages safely to give thanks to him. I must commend you all for being good ambassadors of our state through your conduct and discipline I was informed you all exhibited throughout the journey.’’
Also speaking Commissioner for Home Affairs Prince Anofiu Olanrewaju Elegushi noted that ‘’Today’s thanksgiving service is in fulfilment of His command: expressing our appreciation and gratitude to God for His faithfulness, goodness and mercies over us.’’
‘’I am sure you have returned with great richness of spiritual rejuvenation, full of joy and strengthened with faith. A great gift and grace, a unique and unforgettable experience you will forever cherish in your hearts that the almighty called you to experience.
‘’I want to restate that the Almighty God wants you, as Jerusalem Pilgrims to show the way forward by living exemplary lifestyle worthy of a true ambassador of God and to preach peace amongst your circle of influence. ‘’