The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Sunday assured residents of Epe area of the state that the ancient town will witness infrastructural development in the course of his administration.
The Governor, who gave the assurance while speaking at a special Ramadan Lecture held at the premises of the Epe Local Government Council, thanked the people for the support shown to the All Progressives Congress during electioneering.
He said the development of Epe is uppermost in his heart.
He assured residents of the area that his government will reciprocate the gesture by carrying out infrastructural projects that would make life comfortable for them.
He said: “I just want to say a big thank you to everyone here.
“I know that a lot of us contested, but the bottom line is that I belong to this community and whatever it is that we do, it is in the interest of this community.
“We are all going to stand together to make sure that the development of Epe is uppermost in our heart.”
Ambode, who hails from Epe, enjoined residents to join hands with his government, urging them to seize the period of the Ramadan to pray for the success of his tenure in office.
He said: “I am glad Epe is one.
“It pleases God that what we’ve missed in the city for almost 40 years has come to us.
“It is now left for all of us to come together and join hands with this government.
“There is nothing I can do for Epe people that can be enough, but I assure you that Epe would be a new city.
“All I need from you now is prayer because I am ready to pay my dues in Epe and I will try my best to ensure that Epe and indeed Lagos State witness all round development and transformation.”
Earlier, the guest lecturer, Dr. Nosirudeen Onibon, urged those who would make Ambode’s cabinet to imbibe the culture of moral competence in the discharge of their duties.
Onibon said governance thrives on division of labour, hence all hands must be on deck to ensure the success of the administration.
Onibon expressed optimism that with Governor Ambode at the helm of affairs in the state, Lagos will witness a great deal of development.
Among dignitaries who graced the lecture were the Oloja of Epe, Oba Kamorudeen Ishola Animashaun; the Chief Imam of 1st Epe Central mosque, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abiola; member, Lagos State House of Assembly, Epe Constituency I, Hon. Segun Olulade; a former lawmaker, Hon. Bashir Abisoye Oloto; and the Executive Secretary, Epe Local Government, Hon. Ahmed Seriki.