The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji, Wednesday said he would continue to work for the progress of Lagos after he leaves office.
He made the pronouncement at the annual thanksgiving service of the assembly, which held at the assembly premises with the theme, “Greater Heights”.
The speaker said he was neither tired nor thinking of retirement and that he would not relinquish his aim for a greater Lagos, and enjoined all to appreciate God for His mercies and protection over the years.
Ikuforiji, recalled how he was discharged and acquitted by a Federal High Court in Lagos over allegations of corruption by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), adding that it had been a challenging period for him and his family, but that he had every reason to praise God.
“God gave us this vision 12 years ago and it is our way of giving thanks to God. It started in 2003 with Pastor JT Kalejaiye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. It is the 12th I will be attending and the ninth I will be hosting. I am grateful to God Almighty for this,” he said.
He emphasised that ‘we are taking Lagos State House of Assembly to a greater heights. We are leaving behind well-trained staffers and lawmakers. We now have the state assembly service commission, state of the art facilities and proper method of accounting.”
While promising that the House would continue to go higher under him, Ikuforiji said the new blocks of building under construction would be inaugurated before the end of the seventh assembly in May, 2015.
“We will continue to set the pace for other states houses of assembly,” he said.
Quoting from the Bible, especially Psalms 71:21 and 66:12, the Speaker sang praises to God and danced endlessly and he was joined by his wife, Mayowa and other lawmakers in attendance.
The guest speaker at the service was Bishop Francis Wale Oke of Sword of The Spirit Ministry, Ibadan, Oyo State.