Amid excitement and ahead of the May 29 official inauguration and handing over ceremony, incumbent governor of Lagos State Akinwumi Ambode has handed over the reins of Lagos State to Babajide Sanwo-olu, Governor-elect of the state.
The ceremony took place at the Governor’s office in Alausa, Ikeja while the official handing over ceremony takes place on May 29, 2019, at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos.
Announcing his hand over, Ambode, posted on his Instagram page saying he had a “rewarding 4-year experience,” while governing the state.
“To the Glory of God, I have just handed over the reins of government in Lagos State to His Excellency, Mr. Babajide Sanwoolu, after a rewarding 4-year experience. This would not have been possible without the support, cooperation and prayers of all Lagosians. I remain eternally grateful to you all. God bless you all. And to God be all the Glory,” Ambode posted.
On his part, The governor elect Sanwo-olu, also announced that Ambode has handed over to him.
“Thank you H.E @AkinwunmiAmbodefor your kind words today as you officially handed over your stewardship of our great state, Lagos. Life is a succession of moments and today we are at the right place and moment to build #ForAGreaterLagos. #SanwoOluInauguration,” he tweeted.
In the same vein, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, wife of the Governor of Lagos State and Chairman of the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO), also officially handed over to the wife of the Governor-elect, Dr. (Mrs.) Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, urging her to take the committee to higher heights.the brief handing-over ceremony took place in Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja.