Lagos State Governor,Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu ordered that nobody should place congratulatory advertisements in newspapers to celebrate his 55th birthday.
According to Gboyega Akosile, his Chief Press Secretary, the governor would like to go ahead with his tradition of helping the needy at such times.
The statement signed by Akosile Wednesday says: “This is to inform friends, families, professional colleagues and political associates of the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu that no congratulatory advertisements should be placed in newspapers to celebrate his forthcoming birthday.
“The Governor wishes to continue his tradition of reaching out and sharing love with the needy in the society.
“Mr. Governor believes that an occasion of one’s birthday, especially a milestone such as the age of 55, should be a day to reflect on one’s purpose of existence in life and, this according to him, is “to serve the humanity”.
Akosile added that “Apart from the outreach, Mr. Governor is scheduled to spend the better part of the day to attend to many important State matters.
“The Governor thanks his numerous supporters and well wishers, who may have planned to celebrate with him in one way or another as he turns 55, advising them to use same resources to touch the lives of the most vulnerable people in their spheres of influence.
He said: “the best birthday gift anyone would give me at this period is to identify those at the bottom of the pyramid wherever they reside, lift them up by putting smiles on their faces-that way, you would have lifted my heart too.”
Finally, there is no plan for any form of celebration other than what has been stated above,” the statement said.