The governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Sunday, March 11, took to social media to display the photograph he took with his mother, Christianah, and his wife, Bolanle, as he celebrated all women at Mother’s Day.
This is the first time many would see the mother of the governor, who has been receiving endorsements from various groups ahead of the 2019 general elections in the country.
“A special Mother’s Day to all our lovely mothers, most especially to my mother, Mrs Christianah Ambode and my wife, Bolanle Ambode. God bless all our mothers,” the governor said in a short statement accompanying the photograph.
As expected, the message by the governor elicited comments from Nigerians, many of who prayed for him and his mother. Some others noted the resemblance between him and his mother.
Ayobami Adedokun said: “Happy Mother’s day, God bless the womb that bore our governor. God bless all mothers and would be mothers in Jesus name, amen.”
Also, Kemi Awolesi commented:
“Waoo,Excellency photocopy koo easy, you are celebrating your mother today; your own children will celebrate you too. You will eat the fruits of your labour as well sir.”
Aremo Seyi Esudamilare Sotubo said:
“Congrats to all living mothers and prayers of long life to us all the orphans.”
HitNg earlier reported that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode , on Tuesday, March 6, directed that students in public and private schools in the state should sing the National Anthem in Yoruba language daily, to preserve and promote the Yoruba culture.
The deputy governor, Dr Idiat Adebule, relayed the directive at a meeting with principals and head teachers of public schools in Lagos. She said that Yoruba language would also be made a compulsory subject for students.