Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has reiterated his commitment to run an all-inclusive and participatory government.
Governor Ambode spoke at the launch of the ‘One Lagos Fiesta’ at the Agege Stadium, Agege.
He said the programme was in fulfilment of his campaign promise.
The ‘One Lagos Fiesta’, tailored towards ushering in the New Year, will hold between December 27 and January 1, simultaneously in five locations-Epe, Badagry, Ikorodu, Agege and Lagos Island.
Ambode said: “The last time I came to this stadium was during the campaign and I came with President Muhammadu Buhari. The President has been so magnanimous, he has sent us the minister of Information and Culture to come back here and say a big thank you to you.
“We promised you that we are going to bring governance to the communities; we promised you that we are going to have a government of inclusion where you will be included in everything that we will be doing in Lagos State.
“That is why we are here to say that One Lagos Fiesta is about you and it is about the rest of Lagos. We want every youth and every parent to enjoy what others have been enjoying.
“That is why we have decided to have a five-day programme that will be done in Badagry, Agege, Epe, Ikorodu and Lagos Island. This is the first place I’m visiting and that means you mean a lot to me.”
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, hailed Lagos State for the innovative annual countdown event, describing it as the biggest in sub-Saharan Africa.
Mohammed congratulated the government for re-jigging the event into what is now known as the ‘One Lagos Fiesta,’ designed to hold simultaneously in five locations across the state.
“This will ensure that all the state’s five administrative divisions have a taste of the crossover celebrations. In addition to bringing the annual event closer to the people by staging it in Agege, Badagry, Epe, Ikorodu and the Bar Beach, the ‘One Lagos Fiesta’ will also showcase the multi-cultural endowment and arts of the various communities in the five administrative divisions,” the minister said.