Thursday, May 23, 2019

I never expected to be Lagos Deputy Governor - Idiat

Outgoing Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule, on Thursday said she never expected that she would be considered for the office.

Adebule spoke during the farewell ceremony organised for her by the State Ministry of Education at Alausa, Ikeja.

Adebule, who also superintends the State Ministry of Education, will be handing over the mantle to Dr Obafemi Hamzat, the running mate of Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, incoming Governor of Lagos State, on May 29.

Adebule said that she, however, felt honoured and would treasure the privilege of becoming deputy governor of the state.

“I am just grateful, because it is not by my pedigree, my qualifications or any of my making, but by God’s favour and Grace.

“I thank my party, the All Progressives Congress Party (APC) and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for finding me worthy, because it was even rumoured at that time that a man would emerge as running mate.

“I had never, in my wildest dreams or imaginations, thought that I would be considered for the position of the deputy governor. I will always treasure the privilege,’’she said.