The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has called on Nigerians to work toward the prosperity of the country and continually display fairness, equity and justice.
Sanwo-Olu said this on Sunday during the 61st national Independence Day Celebration service at the Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, Ikeja.
He said, “We all need to come together. Like the preacher said, ‘Righteousness exalts a nation,’ is all about doing the right thing all the time.
“We need to encourage ourselves that as we celebrate our 61st anniversary as a nation; it is time for every one of us to play our part. When Nigeria prospers, we will also prosper.”
Sanwo-Olu also said Lagos state would do more if it was allowed to collect its Value Added Tax.
“We should ensure there is equity and fairness and that is why we talk about VAT. We believe that if Lagos gets more, we would do more; that is what is expected, that is what is required and that is what we are committed to,” he added.
The Bishop of Lagos Mainland Diocese (Anglican Communion), Rt. Rev. Akinpelu Johnson, urged Nigerians to allow righteousness to reign in the country. He also called for a new constitution that would guarantee equity and justice for all Nigerians.