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Sanwo-Olu pens emotional note to self on 57th birthday

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The governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has penned an emotional note to himself as he clocks 57 on Saturday.

A number of prominent Nigerians had congratulated the governor in different statements, including President Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila who also turns 60 the same day, among others.

In a heartfelt message shared on his Instagram page, Sanwo-Olu described his birthday as a “constant reminder of God’s ultimate love, unending blessings, and unwavering favour” in his life.

The governor expressed gratitude to his wife, Ibijoke, children, family, friends, associates, and the good people of Lagos.

Sanwo-Olu also highlighted the new resolutions he made for himself going forward.

“I am thankful for the good times, and the not so good ones, I’m thankful for the trying times, for they have definitely made me stronger and more resilient,” he wrote.

“I am thankful for the will to embrace a life of service, possess a heart of compassion and to see a setback as an avenue for better things to come.

“I have also resolved; To continue to live a life of service. To not be so hard on myself (my heart is in the right place, and I always mean well). To continue to serve without limit To give without expectations

“To love beyond limits. To be a beacon of hope. To be a reflection of God’s shining light To work conscientiously, selflessly and tirelessly. To be giving of myself at all times, and To work like no one’s watching. So help me God. Amen.”

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