Christian leaders of CAN in Lagos State expressed satisfaction over the choice of Sanwo-Olu as the governor, describing him as “a complete child of God and the one we have been waiting for.’’
The CAN leaders observed that Sanwo-Olu’s administration took off on a promising note, reassuring the Governor that body of Christ in Lagos State would remain in prayers for him to finish well.
The 50,000-seater auditorium of the church was filled to capacity, as a crowd of worshippers trooped in to join the Governor and his wife, Dr. (Mrs) Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, in the thanksgiving.
In his homily titled: Finishing Well, CAN Chairman, Apostle Alexander Bamgbola, described life as “a race”, pointing out that Governor Sanwo-Olu’s emergence was a call to service.
He urged the Governor to always seek the pleasure of God before taking decisions.
While observing that many leaders failed because they sought the pleasure of man and severed their connections with God, Bamgbola said a leader must be just in deciding the affairs of the society.
Reading from 2nd Samuel 23:1-4, the clergyman listed attributes of leaders that want to finish well.
Directing the message to the Governor, Bamgbola said: “You must run with God if you want to finish the race of life well. Run with fear and pleasure of God. Run courageously and deliberately to win.
“Run the race without worldly distractions. Run with knowledge of eternity, because all leaders will give account of their stewardship on Judgement Day. So therefore, you must run the race with the aim to make heaven.”
Responding, Sanwo-Olu appreciated the Christian leaders and members of their congregation for the thanksgiving, enjoining residents to obey the law as part of their responsibility to the state.
The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, Lagos All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman, Alhaji Tunde Balogun, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr Tayo Ayinde, Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr Gboyega Soyannwo, and white-cap chiefs who represented the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, were among the dignitaries at the event.