The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has been asked to, among other things, focus on tackling flooding and enhancing security in the state.
The President of Ikeja Club, Mr Sunday Ajilore, made the call even as he described Sanwo-Olu as “a young man with a sound historical track, a man with good educational background to move Lagos forward.”
Ajilore spoke in Lagos on Thursday while chatting with journalists on the just-concluded 53rd anniversary of the club, where he was re-elected for a third term as the president of the club.
Ajilore, who urged the governor to enhance security in the state to ensure continuous development, also solicited permanent solution to the yearly flooding experienced in Lagos, especially in the Ikeja area where the club is located.
He said, “The security of the state should be taken into consideration for continuous growth and development. The governor should focus on maintaining good security for peaceful co-existence.
“I appeal to the government of the state to quickly fix the Ikeja drainage system because the club has been facing the problem of perennial flooding which has long stayed.”
Speaking further on the suitability of Sanwo-Olu as governor, Ajilore said, “Lagos is in safe hands because the governor will consolidate on the strides recorded in the state. He is a tested and trusted hand in governance and a young man with ideas to bring about a better Lagos State.
“Sanwo-Olu has been on ground, he can see the need of Lagosians and is familiar with Lagos politics; I expect that he will perform because he has what it takes to cause development.”
He, however, noted that there was little or nothing the governor and his team could achieve without the support of Lagos residents and urged all to support the governor.
On the 53rd anniversary of Ikeja Club, Ajilore said the club would continue to promote sporting and recreational activities not only for its members but for Nigerians, including youths and children.
He identified improved quality of life, mental and physical health balance as some of the benefits of recreation.
He said, “I am committed to improving social events and interaction among Nigerians in Ikeja Club. Recreational activities are very pertinent as it helps to manage mental stress because mental well-being is critical to overall physical health.
“Recreation improves one’s health by maintaining lower body fat percentage, lowering blood and cholesterol level, increasing muscular strength, improving stamina level for high productivity and boosting mental focus which reduces anxiety and depression.”
Ajilore, who was re-elected as the president of the club for a third term, said, “My administration will continue to justify the confidence reposed in me with implementation of meaningful policies and diligent execution of durable developmental projects.”
He advised Nigerians to be hopeful about the country, saying, “There’s light at the end of the tunnel. No matter what we are going through, we should trust that a turning point awaits us and a better Nigeria is visible. Nigerians should be optimistic for a better nation.”