By Odogwu Emeka Odogwu
The Bishop of the Diocese of Lagos, Anglican Communion, the Rt. Rev. Humphrey Olumakaiye, has urged the state governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to end poverty in the state.
He urged the governor-elect to proffer immediate solutions to the hardship faced daily by Lagos residents owing to the economic situation of the country.
Olumakaiye gave the advice on Sunday at a thanksgiving service held at St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Okepopo, Lagos, to celebrate the victory of Sanwo-Olu and his deputy governor-elect, Obafemi Hamzat, at the March 9, 2019 governorship election.
'The governor-elect should focus more on poverty alleviation, people are suffering. He should immediately proffer ways to put an end to poverty in the land and ensure the assistance is shown to the downtrodden.
'This will help lift the economy of the nation higher,' Olumakaiye said.
Sanwo-Olu in his speech enjoined the people, irrespective of their faith, to be steadfast in their service to God and understand that God answered prayers.
He said, 'God is real. Whatever you are asking God for, hold on and do not waiver in your faith. God will use people to make it happen.
'I know that so much is expected from me by 20 million Lagos residents; I pray and hope that God will take Lagos to a greater height.’