Year 2020 has finally folded into the armpits of history. It was possibly the most challenging year in our recent history as a federation given the outbreak of COVID-19 that plunged our economy into a recession and the eruption of EndSARS protests that called for a more accountable, transparent and citizen-focused policing structure.
For us in Lagos East, Year 2020 will remain unforgettable for two major reasons. First, we lost notably Sen. Adebayo Osinowo, Chief Lanre Rasaq and Hon. Tunde Braimoh at the height of the first wave of the COVID-19 outbreak. May God Almighty continue to comfort and uphold their families. Secondly we held our bye-elections in which we recorded a 87.19% landslide in the senatorial contest and 82.61% in the state legislative race with your support.
Despite all its low moments, Dear Compatriots, we have cause to appreciate God for all the events of Year 2020. We are alive, hale and healthy to witness the New Year amid hope and optimism. For this reason alone, I rejoice with you all, believing that Year 2021 will, by the grace of God be the beginning of our economic recovery and transformation.
As we step into the New Year amid great expectations, let me first assure that I shall, by God’s grace keep and fulfill the promises made during our electioneering campaigns. As a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I have the onus of making laws, exercising legislative oversight and quality representation for my constituents for the purpose of good governance, a duty I pledged to discharge to the best of my ability.
As the Federal Government pursues the implementation of its economic recovery plan and the Government of Lagos State rolls out different initiatives to improve the quality of life in the state, I will join hands with my colleagues to provide necessary legislative support required towards repositioning our economy in the New Year.
In the first quarter, I will formally inaugurate an Endowment Fund, a personal empowerment initiative set up for the indigent brilliant students, the aged, the youths and the vulnerable, including persons with special needs. The Fund will complement the efforts of the federal and state governments in the areas of skill acquisition and capacity development.
Welcome to Year 2021. It shall bring us expected and happy ends by the grace of Almighty Allah.