3rd June, 2011
New Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Hon. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire has vowed never to be disloyal to her boss, Governor Babatunde Fashola.
Orelope-Adefulire made this vow before hundreds of Christian leaders at a thanksgiving service in honour of Fashola by the Christian Association of Nigeria, at the Chapel of Christ the Light Chapel, Alausa in Ikeja, Lagos, South West Nigeria on Thursday.
The Christian leaders had earlier prayed fervently for the deputy governor to succeed and that God would drive away the spirit of disloyalty from her all through the time she would serve as deputy governor.
â€œI am honoured to be in the midst of religious leaders. I promise to be diligent, hardworking and dedicated to serve well. I promise that I will strive to to do my assignment given to me by the government loyally,â€ she stated.
The deputy governor, who also represented Fashola at the event said â€œI thank you for your love, support, and particularly during fasting and various sessions of prayers in your churches so that we could have peaceful and successful elections.
â€œAnd I thank God that those sacrifices were not in vain after all. The governor said this is your government. We are in it together, you have elected us to represent and serve; we would continue to welcome your advice, counsel, useful observations and information that will help us to improve in serving the people of Lagos State.â€
Earlier, the Diocesan Bishop of Lagos and Dean, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Ephraim Ademowo said the Christian community was waiting to see the first railway project in Lagos and called on the governor to expedite action on the Light Rail project.
He also wants the Federal Government to do something urgent about the poor power supply in the country, lamenting that the Anglican Church in Lagos Island alone spends about N1.2 million to buy diesel on monthly basis to power the generator.
Ademowo called on Lagosians to pray fervently for the governor and his deputy and to pray for peaceful co-existence among the various ethnic groups in the country.