High-profile personalities turned up on Sunday for the 2022 Lagos State New Year thanksgiving service themed ‘songs of thanksgiving’ at the Lagos House Sports Ground, Alausa, Ikeja.
Among those present were the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Pastor Enoch Adeboye, former Lagos State governor Bola Tinubu, minister of works and housing Babatunde Fashola and Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila.
At the service, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who went on his knees for worship, assured Lagosians that 2022 would be a season of consolidation, as his administration will complete some landmark projects.
Specifically, he said his administration will complete the Imota Rice Mill, 37km Red and 27.5km Blue Line Rail projects, 18.75km Eleko to T-Junction in Epe, section of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway and other ongoing iconic projects in the state.
He said his administration is committed to complete ongoing projects, ensure the rule of law, transform the state into a 21st century economy and significantly advance his administration’s journey towards the Greater Lagos project.
Sanwo-Olu said the annual special thanksgiving underscored the importance to praise God for grace despite the COVID-19 pandemic, economic meltdown, among others and committing the plans of the state into God’s hands.
He said: “This New Year 2022 is a special year for us as an administration, because it will be the final full year of the four-year mandate you gave us in 2019.
“By the special Grace of God, the vision of having the largest Rice Mill in sub-Saharan Africa and one of the largest in the world will become a reality this year.
“Also, this year 2022 will witness a milestone achievement in the rail transportation system in our State, as we expect the 37km Red and 27.5km Blue Line Rail projects to commence commercial operations between the last quarter.”