Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Lagos Chapter has cautioned Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu to rule without pride, noting he must run humbly with the power of God.
CAN Chairman Lagos Chapter, Apostle Alexander Bamgbola made this known on Sunday at the interdenominational thanksgiving service in honour of the new administration of Lagos state, especially Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu which was held at the headquarters of the Deeper Life Church in Gbagada
Apostle Bamgbola while observing that many leaders failed because they sought the pleasure of man and severed their connections with God, Apostle Bamgbola said a leader must be just in deciding the affairs of the society.
Reading from 2nd Samuel 23:1-4, the clergyman listed attributes of leaders that want to finish well.
Directing the message to the Governor, Apostle Bamgbola said: “You must run with God if you want to finish the race of life well. Run with fear and pleasure of God. Run courageously and deliberately to win.
“Run the race without worldly distractions. Run with knowledge of eternity, because all leaders will give account of their stewardship on Judgement Day. So therefore, you must run the race with the aim to make heaven.”
Responding, Governor Sanwo-Olu appreciated the Christian leaders and members of their congregation for the thanksgiving, enjoining residents to obey the law as part of their responsibility to the state.
The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, Lagos All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman, Alhaji Tunde Balogun, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr Tayo Ayinde, Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr Gboyega Soyannwo, and white-cap chiefs who represented the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, were among the dignitaries at the event.