Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday, called on Kwarans in Lagos to support the re-election of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Mohammed said Kwarans in Lagos have an obligation to support Sanwo-Olu and the President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, saying many Kwarans have thrived in Lagos because of the accommodating and tolerant nature of the state.

He spoke in Lagos at an event tagged “Kwarans in Lagos endorse Sanwo-Olu.”

The governor was represented by his Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamza, at the event which was held inside Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere.

The Molade Okoya Hall inside the stadium was filled to the brim with Kwarans residing in the state, including present and past political officeholders.

In attendance were Rep. Jide Jimoh representing Lagos Mainland, Dr. Samuel Adedayo, Reps-Elect for Apapa Federal Constituency, and popular Nollywood Artist, Adebayo Salami (Oga Bello), among others.

The Minister who recalled that the association between Lagos and Kwara dated back centuries ago said the state has accommodated many Kwara indigenes who have excelled in business, politics, entertainment, among other sectors.

He disclosed that his maternal grandfather came to Lagos at a very tender age, saying he died and was buried in Lagos.

“Kwarans have been very successful in Lagos and they have used the fortunes made in Lagos to develop their communities in Kwara. Through the fortunes made in Lagos, many good things have been done in their respective communities in Kwara.

“This would not have been possible without the peace and harmony we enjoyed in Lagos. Lagos and Kwara are like Siamese Twins. Our destinies are tied together. Without peace and harmony in Lagos, there cannot be peace and harmony in Kwara,” Mohammed speaking in Yoruba said.

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