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COVID-19, #EndSARS: ‘We Survived Because Of God’ — Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has attributed the survival of the economy and people of the state to God’s assistance. He said, if not do God, the state and its residents would have been overwhelmed by coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and #EndSARS protests.

Sanwo-Olu made this known at the 2021 state’s yearly thanksgiving service: “As a state, we cannot but give praises to God, especially considering all the blows dealt to us last year. First, there was COVID-19, of which our state has been the national epicentre, and there was the #EndSARS protests in October 2020.

“Either one of the tragedies could have completely crippled our economy and existence, but we survived both of them. We did not only survive; we triumphed, and we can look back and say we emerged from 2020 stronger and more confident about the greatness and resilience of our state.”

Sanwo-Olu also said from January 2021, Lagosians would begin to see concerted efforts geared towards uplifting the welfare and living standards, especially now that the budget has been passed.

The governor further urged Lagos residents to continue to pray for the peace, prosperity and continuous growth of the state, adding: “Let us remember that if it is well with Lagos, it will be well with all of us.”


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