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Mum On Pressure To Join Hunger Protest, Sanwo-Olu Pleads For Calm

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has appealed to residents to be calm, as the government continues to work out modalities to distribute its promised palliatives but kept mum on the request by workers to come out for the anti-hunger protest on Wednesday.

GWG.ng reports that at the anti-hunger protest on Tuesday that the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC chairman in Lagos State, Mrs Funmi Sessi had called on Governor Sanwo-Olu to follow the steps of his colleague in Oyo State in addressing the anti-hunger protest.

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Sanwo-Olu made the call for calm on Tuesday, when Bishop Stephen Adegbite, newly appointed Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), paid him a courtesy visit in his office.

Sanwo-Olu, represented by the deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, said that the country would come out of the present situation stronger.

“We appeal to our people to be calm and patient with us; Nigeria is injured and it’s currently going through a surgical operation; it will come out of this stronger.

“Our children will be better for it. Our goal is to build the largest logistic hub, which will allow us to stop dealing with middlemen.

“We have our father in person of President Bola Tinubu guiding us at every step of the way and we are focused on the success of the state,” Sanwo-Olu said in calming down tension over the hunger protests.

The governor reiterated the importance of both churches and mosques to the development of the state.

The Bishop, on his part, commended Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat for maintaining a good relationship.

He also applauded the state on good governance.

” We don’t have unnecessary rivalry between the two offices and I want to commend you two for that. Lagos will be that mega city that we all wish for it to be.

” People win second term and they don’t do anything, but reverse is the case in Lagos State; this shows the level of commitment of the government to its people.

“Charity they say, begins from home. Lagos State  is my first point of visit since I was named the secretary of NCPC.

“I’m grateful to our president for his support for pilgrimage programme for the past 24 years,” he said.

NAN reports that Adegbite was the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Lagos State chapter, before bagging his new appointment. (NAN)

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