Saturday, May 23, 2009

Fashola Bans Congratulatory Adverts On 29 May

Fashola Bans Congratulatory Adverts On 29 May

May 21, 2009 14:30 (5 hours ago), 224 views
By Kazeem Ugbodaga

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos state has banned all forms of adverts in the media to congratulate him on his second year in office.

Fashola, who spoke in Lagos, said anyone who wishes to congratulate him should donate to orphanages, police stations and other areas where the money could be used to better the lives of the people. The governor said it was not yet time to celebrate as there was still much work to be done to move the state forward to greater heights. “We have set high standards for ourselves and it is too soon to celebrate. There are so many things yet to be done, the Nigerian project, the Lagos state project are all work in progress.

“By way of celebration and congratulations, I take the view that anybody who feels that they want to support the government should spend money for adverts in a judicious manner, helping us to reach those places we have not reached,” the governor said. He stated that the people should use the money to impact on the lives of people near their homes, communities and schools where indigent students have only one set of uniform. He said they could also go to police stations that do not have generators and papers to work with and give money to them since the police protect the lives of the people in the society.

The Lagos state helmsman added that the people could also reach orphanages and underprivileged people in the state by cooking lunch, “and taking it to those places. That way, you would have congratulated us in a much more profitable manner”. On his message to Lagosians to mark the Democracy Day, Fashola expressed gratitude to them for supporting his government. “It has been a very humbling and inspiring experience. What we can do is to educate ourselves in ensuring that we do the best we can and fulfil our promises to the people.”

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