Gov. Ambode Turns Prophet, Says Despite Gloomy 2016 Economic Predictions, Lagos Will Experience Boom

Akinwunmi-AmbodeGovernor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has assured that despite the predictions of economic doom for 2016, Lagos’ economy will continue to experience boom.

Governor Ambode spoke at the 2016 Annual Thanksgiving Service of the Lagos State Government, held at the State House, Ikeja, on Sunday.

He said despite the prediction of bleak economy for this year, Lagos is determined to forge ahead.

“We are determined to achieve inclusive progress in governance. Employment will boom, Lagos will grow in leaps and bound”, he said.

Ambode said he was very optimistic that there would be employment boom in Lagos this year, while artisans and skill vocations would thrive in the state.

The governor, however, thanked God for sustaining Lagos all through 2015 and for bringing him to power, recalling that despite the fears that the 2015 general elections would be violent, God took control.

Ambode added that he was happy that the elections turned out to be free and fair and one that led to a change in government, in which the opposition party took over power at the center.

“The fact that we are gathered here today shows that God is with us”, he said.

The event witnessed inspirational singing from the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG’s choir and that of other churches.

Prominent people at the thanksgiving service are: Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer, RCCG; Bishop Mike Okonkwo of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission, TREM; Rev. Mercy Ezekiel of the Christ Pentecostal Mission, CPM; wife of the Governor, Bolanle Ambode; wife of the Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Olusola Obasa; the Anglican Archbishop of the Province of Lagos and the Bishop of Lagos Diocese, Most Rev. Ephraim Ademowo and Catholic Archbishop of the Metropolitan Church of Lagos, Archbishop Adewale Martins.

Also in attendance were Chief Kemi Nelson, All Progressives Congress, APC Women Leader in Lagos; Rev. Felix Meduoye, General Overseer, Foursquare Gospel Church; Chief Judge of Lagos State, Olufunmilayo Atilade; Alabi David, Chairman, Conference 57; Rev. Moses Aransiola; Pastor Wale Adefarasin of the Guiding Light Assembly, among others.