By Okunade Adekunle, Lagos
Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Mudashiru Obasa has said that the state is making much progress because it is being ruled by intelligent people since 1999, when the current democratic dispensation started.
Obasa stated that the state was not excelling because of its strategic location alone, but that it is lucky to have been ruled by people with focus and good ideas.
The Speaker was addressing the audience at the 16th Annual End of The Year Thanksgiving/Christmas Outreach of the Assembly Chapel with the theme; “Reigning In His Majesty,” which held at the assembly premises.
He urged residents of the state to vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 elections to sustain the “remarkable success the state has made over the years.”
“This is a critical period in our country. Few months to now, we will be going to the polls. We must ensure that we have a nation and community where people live in harmony by doing what is good.
“The only way you can reciprocate these achievements is by supporting our party, the APC. Lagos is not succeeding just because of its location, but because we have been having people who are intelligent at the helms of affairs in recent times.
“When we got to office in 1999, the revenue of Lagos State was N600 Million per month, now it is about N30 Billion per month. Let us sustain this by voting for the APC in the next election,” he said.
Obasa stressed that the Assembly community had so many reasons to praise God because they are alive and their family members are alive.
He added that they the assembly community had reasons to thank God that has made them to do what they were doing and for the fact that they had excelled in their duties.
“We are here to say thank you God and we will continue to say that because we have so many reasons to praise Him.
“The only thing that has been emphasized here is that we have reasons to celebrate God and honour Him.
“Coming together to clap and dance is not enough. We must extend our thank you to the less privileged in our community and in our family. Let us thank God by showing Him that we are very grateful for what He has done for us,” he said.
Earlier In his welcome address, the Patron of the chapel for the year, Hon. (Eng.) Setonji David, said that the programme was one of the outreach programmes of the Lagos State House of Assembly chapel to appreciate God.
He revealed that the fellowship organises prayer programme on a quarterly basis, and that they also reach out to the poor such as the widows and the physically challenged.
“The programme started in 2003 and it is now 16 years old. I thank the past patrons and patronesses of the fellowship.
“I thank the Clerk of the House, Mr. Azeez Sanni and the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, who has done well as the head of the assembly,” he said.
The Bible Reading; Psalm 47: 1-8 was taken by Hon. Adefunmilayo Tejuoso.
In his ministration, Apostle Oladele Johnson of Jesus Liberation Ministry, Lagos said that only those who know how to be grateful to God would enjoy the greatness of God.
“Whatever you have, God gave it to you. God deserves accolades for what He has done for you in 365 days. You cannot reign in His Majesty if you are not grateful to His Majesty.
“You cannot praise God and go down. When you are grateful, you become great. We must give God our heartfelt praise,” he said.
Guest Artist at the event was Evangelist Olubunmi Akinnanu-Adeoye aka Omije Ojumi.