Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State said at the weekend that the state has, over the years, emerged as a viable gateway for honest and genuine businessmen and women to invest and make good return on their investments.
Governor Ambode, who spoke at the closing session of the 2018 National Convention of the Full Gospel Business Men Fellowship (FGBMF), Nigeria, held at the Police College, Ikeja, said the state has many opportunities and an enabling environment for visitors to tap from.
“Our state has been a gateway to prosperity for many and many more still come here in pursuit of their dreams.
“We continue to pray that as more people come to our state in search of genuine, honest business, our God will crown their efforts with success and they will reap bountiful harvests from their labour,” he said.
Governor Ambode said he was particularly thrilled by the theme of the convention, ,An Open Door’, saying that it totally conformed with the mantra that Lagos is open for greater business for good, responsible and ethical honest and genuine business people.
“The theme of this convention further strengthens this thinking. It seems to me that we have been building a Lagos, which will be an open door to success, an open door to prosperity and an open door for all who believe and fear God to experience His love, mercy and favour.
“Before a door can open, proper foundation must have been laid. Our state remains a good example of where doors can open for members of this great fellowship,” Governor Ambode said.
He attributed the successes the state has recorded over the years to fact that the government recognised the role of God in its progress and growth.
He said the state had grown in leaps and bounds, just as he expressed confidence that the fortunes of the State would continue to soar with the grace of God.
“The successes recorded in our State are a result of God’s divine mercy and provision for our State.
“As we gather here today, I urge you all to join us in praying for Lagos State and collectively, our Nation and all its citizens; all our business men and professionals, all our youth and women; that we may continue to enjoy the favour and protection of God always,” Governor Ambode said.