Breaking: Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat resume, tour Lagos state secretariat

Breaking: Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat resume, tour Lagos state secretariat

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, have resumed office on Thursday, May 30, by taking a tour round the state secretariat at Alausa, Ikeja.

The governor was welcomed by Lagos state civil servants who praised him with songs and prayed that his administration would be good for all Lagosians, The Nation reports.

Legit.ng gathers that governor and his deputy moved from one block to the other in the secretariat.

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While addressing the civil servants, Governor Sanwo-Olu promised to address all the challenges and issues facing them such as minimum wage, inadequate office space, chairs and tables, transportation - provision of more buses, electricity etc.

Legit.ng previously reported that Babajide Sanwo-Olu was sworn in as the new governor of Lagos state on Wednesday, May 29.

Sanwo-Olu's deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, also took his oath of office.

After the swearing in, Sanwo-Olu, Lagos state's new chief executive officer, acknowledged the crowd in a parade on a motorcade.

Breaking: Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat resume, tour Lagos state secretariat

Babajide Sanwo-Olu took oath of office on Wednesday, May 29
Source: UGC

However, his predecessor, former governor Akinwunmi Ambode, was absent at the colourful event.

Breaking: Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat resume, tour Lagos state secretariat

Babajide Sanwo, after taking oath of office
Source: UGC

But Ambode explained reason for his absence in a statement by his chief press secretary, Habib Aruna, on Wednesday, May 29. He said his successor should be allowed to be the star of his inauguration.

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Ambode said: “I have already formally handed over reins of power in the state to the new governor in a most cordial and convivial ceremony at the State House yesterday.

Breaking: Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat resume, tour Lagos state secretariat

Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu
Source: UGC

“The formal inauguration should have Mr Sanwo-Olu as the star of the day. I don’t think that glory should be shared with him by my presence."

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