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Full text of Governor Ambode’s farewell speech to the Lagos.

Cordial Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has bid goodbye to the general population of the State, as his residency closes tomorrow, May 29, 2019. He lost his re-appointment offer after he neglected to win the primaries of his gathering, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos a year ago.

The National Leader of All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu-supported Babajide Sanwoolu, is the approaching legislative head of Lagos State to succeed Ambode. Ambode, on Tuesday, distributed his goodbye address, on his official site and internet-based life accounts.

FULL STATEMENT:

My Lagosians.

With a heart loaded with appreciation, I address you today once and for all as your representative. It has been respecting and the benefit of a lifetime to serve you throughout the previous four years.

It has been an astounding voyage which has lastingly affected my life, and I need to thank all Lagosians for the experience of these most recent four years.

As first and foremost when we visited every side of this State, tuning in to you and requesting your votes, I have felt the intensity of your help, your aggregate vitality and the interminable altruism that has moved us to accomplish numerous things.

For this organization, arrangements, projects, and undertakings went for lifting a higher amount of our kin out of neediness and making all aspects of the State sheltered, open and monetarily feasible were dependably the need; the main thrust behind the entirety of our choices and plans.

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A couple of our strategies may have been disliked, yet these were choices taken with the best enthusiasm of our State at the top of the priority list. With the advantage of knowing the past, perhaps we could have done a few things another way. However, our goal was in every case clear, for the benefit of Lagos.

Indeed, even in those great occasions, your useful criticism and tolerance helped us surmount the difficulties and empowered us to become more grounded.

As a young man experiencing childhood in Lagos, all I needed was to be a bookkeeper. This State gave me that thus substantially more. Our State is a place where there are openings, a home for everybody, and a spot where dreams work out as expected. It is our obligation and duty to guarantee that we remain a focal point of chances and development for everybody; a spot where individuals can accomplish their fantasies and goals.

From being only a business focus, our State has now turned into a prime goal for the travel industry, sports, excitement, and culture. Furthermore, what’s to come is significantly more splendid with all the more energizing prospects and potential outcomes. Sooner rather than later, with God on our side, Lagos will assume its legal position in the comity of real city-States of the world.

Individual Lagosians, it has been an extraordinary adventure. One in which we have pushed limits and moved our State to another dimension. An experience where we have changed numerous parts of our State and set the ball coming in different segments. Be that as it may, there is still significantly more to be finished.

However, it is work not for just the administration; it is an obligation regarding all of us. In Lagos, everybody tallies and we as a whole have a section to play. By tomorrow, there will be a difference in watchman in our State. I will venture down, and another Governor will be confirmed. We will have another Governor and another organization with a similar goal; accomplishing a superior Lagos.

The individuals who have had the benefit of serving our dear State in various limits, mainly as Governors owe their triumphs to your petitions, comprehension, and backing. A similar obligingness and participation that you provided for my ancestors from the principal chose Governor of the State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande to our national head, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) to my unassuming self, I encourage you to stretch out the same to the following organization of Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and guarantee that he succeeds. It is to our most significant advantage to doing as such.

I am colossally thankful to the three arms of Government, the Executive, the Legislature, and the Judiciary for their vast help all through the residency of our organization.

I likewise hold extraordinary a debt of gratitude is for the authority, seniors and individuals from our incredible gathering, the All Progressives Congress, the Local Government Councils and network pioneers, all our Security offices, everyday society gatherings, and our religious chiefs.

I likewise owe an obligation of appreciation to the President, Muhammadu Buhari, and the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osibanjo (SAN) for their help over the most recent four years.

To my significant other, Bolanle and the kids, who have needed to persevere through many days and evenings without me; I thank you for your adoration and faithfulness. You will keep on being my mainstay of solidarity.

To all Lagosians; for your affection, sympathy, collaboration, and backing, I am forever appreciative. My adoration dependably.

God favors you.

God favors Lagos State, and

God favors the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Itesiwaju ipinle Eko lo he was logun!

His Excellency

Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode

Legislative head of Lagos State

MAY 27, 2019.

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