Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday said 2018 would be another successful year for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in fulfilling its promises of developing the state.
The governor spoke in Lagos at the One Lagos Fiesta, which started on December 24 and ended yesterday at the Eko Atlantic on Victoria Island.
He said: “Congratulations, Lagosians, as I welcome you into 2018.
“We have every reason to believe that this will be a remarkable and special year for every Lagosian and for our dear state.
“Without a doubt, 2018 will be a unique year in our political trajectory. The Lagos State government shall not relent in fulfilling its promises to you.
“I urge you to expect the very best this New Year, a year that holds such a great promise for all of us.”
Ambode wished every citizen, every family and every community a remarkable and prosperous year ahead.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that over 300 music artistes and comedians participated at the talent hunt competition where three people won prizes.
Ambode gave cash awards of N500,000, N1,000,000 and N1,500,000 to the third, second and first winners.
Some musicians at the competition include DJ Jimmy Jatt, DJ Spinner, Adewale Ayuba, Humble Smith, Olamide, Wizkid, Adekunle Gold, Ice Prince Zamane and Simi, to mention a few.
David Adeleke, popularly known as ‘Davido’, during his performance, told the technical department to focus the lighting on revellers to illuminate the crowd as he wished them a happy New Year.
Mrs Angela Obey, one of the vendors, thanked Nigeria Breweries Plc for providing the venue, ice blocks and other stuffs that aided the sale of the company’s brands of drinks.
She said: “Some of my colleagues paid N75,000 for a space to do business here, but those of us selling NB products were offered spaces for free.
“NB has already taken care of all financial commitment and it just provided the enabling environment for us the retailers to take advantage of.”
NAN reports that the security at the venue was tight, while exotic fireworks illuminated the skyline as Lagosians were ushered into 2018.