Ahead of the May 29 official inauguration and handing over ceremony, Governor Akinwumi Ambode has handed over the reins of Lagos State to the Governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-olu.
The handing over ceremony took place at the Governor’s office in Alausa, Ikeja today. Announcing the handing over process, Ambode, who failed to secure the party ticket at the primary election, posted on his Instagram page saying he had a “rewarding 4-year experience,” while governing the state.
Speaking in a farewell State broadcast to officially mark the end of his administration as the governor of Lagos state, Ambode said all the decisions, plans, programs and policies of his administration in the last four years were taken with the best interest of Lagos.
The outgoing governor said his administrations, policies, programmes and projects aimed at lifting the people out of poverty and making every part of the State safe, accessible and economically viable.
Ambode expressed his gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the executive, the legislature, the judiciary, elders and members of All Progressives Congress (APC); among others for their immense support throughout the tenure of his administration.
He however urged all stakeholders to support the incoming administration, saying such would be in the best interest of all.