He stated this while speaking at the 2nd term inauguration Thanksgiving/ Jumat service at the Lagos Central Mosque, Lagos Island, on Friday.
Sanwo-Olu who was represented by Dr Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, his Deputy, appreciated everyone for the steadfastness, contribution and support demonstrated during the elections.
“We want to assure you that you will not regret voting for us. We have our agenda. It is our plan to build the biggest Children Hospital in Africa. We are committed that the future of our children is guaranteed. We believe in your support and encouragement to do this.
“For Lagos the Governor has said the second term will be known as THEMES +. It is about social inclusion, youth and women empowerment. We will be very aggressive in terms of gender equality, and of course making sure that everybody will be involved and Lagosians can get the benefit of good governance.
“No one will be left behind on account of their social status, gender or young age; we will design all our policies and programs to ensure that everyone is carried along and catered to. This is our solemn promise to you,” he said.
The Governor said that the essence of the special Jumat service is to thank God for the success of the elections and to also listen to admonition from the Imams.
“We are here to thank God for granting us our heart desires and preserving our lives. The first lady is here, we are all here to appreciate God. We are also grateful to all our clerics. Religion is not an issue for us here in Lagos. We work together as one.”
Speaking further he stressed the need for Nigerians to always pray for the leaders and not say otherwise.
“If you are religious, either you are a Christian or a Muslim every religion keeps saying that it is good to pray for the leaders because if they get it wrong, we will all suffer, but if we pray for them and they get it right, we will all enjoy it. that is why it is good to pray for God to guide us and our leaders so that the future of our children can be greater than this,” he added.
Earlier, the Chief Imam of Shitta Mosque, Lagos Island, Sheik Muaz Habeeb, urged the people to put their trust in God and pray for their leaders to be led by God.
He cautioned them from cursing their leaders while appealing to them to continually show their support for the new administration .
“Let us put all our challenges before God because He is the only one that makes and keeps promises.
“Also, in our private corners, l enjoin parents to be responsible by taking good and proper care of the children God has blessed us with.
“Likewise, we should be thankful for what God has done, and when we do, He will surely do more,” he said.