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Stop Addressing me as ‘Your Excellency’ Sanwo-Olu Orders Lagosians

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Stop Addressing me as ‘Your Excellency’ Sanwo-Olu Orders Lagosians

  • Only God, the Almighty, the Creator, the Protector is the Most Excellent. No man can share His eternal qualities

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu asks Lagosians to stop addressing him as Your Excellency Sir or His Excellency and start referring to him as Mr Governor Sir because Almighty God is the only Excellency.

He also said that the new title will always remind him that he is a servant of the people and not the other way round and that the new title should take effect from tomorrow Thursday November 7th, 2019.

“Fellow Lagosians, as I embrace the name Mr. Governor, I have come to the conclusion that for us to change the narrative of governance, we have to strip down this seeming symbol of executive arrogance that commands popular obeisance.

 

Executive arrogance that undermines the democratic role of citizens as the masters of those they have elected and appointed to serve. It is a conviction that I believe will send the right signals to all politicians and civil servants that service to the people has brought us here.

 

It is the duty we are obliged to do. It is the responsibility that we bear wherever we find ourselves; whenever we are called to serve. Only God, the Almighty, the Creator, the Protector is the Most Excellent. No man can share His eternal qualities.

 

Thenceforth, I wish to be addressed simply as Mr. Governor, a title that will constantly remind me that I have been chosen out of so many fellow compatriots to lead a collective salvage of our political economy.

 

A salutation that sanitises the paraphernalia of office and reminds us all of our imperfections and mortality. To give official effect to this announcement, I shall issue tomorrow an executive order that will formally ensure full compliance with this new policy.”

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Nur'deen Olaitan, a Linguist from University of Ilorin. Passionate about sport, travelling, writing, & politics. He puts humanity above anyone or anything. He hold honesty and integrity in high esteem.Reach him via nakata@newsliveng.com

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