Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has saved a man from committing suicide over a N500,000 debt.
According to the Governor, the unidentified man was seen trying to jump into the Third Mainland Bridge when he was approached and after much information, his debt was cleared by the Governor.
Governor Sanwo-Olu while speaking to journalists at the Lagos Island Maternity Hospital said;
“You look at big things but you need to certainly create time for little things as well.
“That is the difference.
“You know, you are going to build a bridge and it is nice, but you have somebody who is just somewhere who needs a help.
“Just this morning (Friday), we rescued somebody who was planning to jump at the Third Mainland Bridge all because he said he has a debt of N500,000.
“We had to rescue him and we paid the debt.
“Those little details are what make the difference.
“I don’t have two heads, I don’t have 15 fingers.
“We are still same human beings.
“So, we need to show that human part of us while we are not losing sight of the big picture.
The Governor who also picked interest in meeting the little boy who went viral after begging his mother to calm down, said;
“The big picture is that we want to build roads, bridges and new schools.
“But we also need to pay attention to little one like the young boy on that video.
“By the way, I have spoken to him and his mother.
“They are doing great and I will see him one of these days very soon.”
Governor Sanwo-Olu who was on a visit to different hospitals alongside his wife, Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu disclosed that his visit to the hospitals was to celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir with both the patients and the healthcare workers.
“It is really about the season.
“So, if you reflect, Eid-el-Kabir is about season of love.
“It is about season of remembering one another.
“So people are remembering Prophet Ibrahim; he slaughtered ram, which showed it is a season of giving.
“There are people on two sides, the medical officers on the frontline that are meant to be at work, but more importantly are patients who for one reason or the other cannot be with their loved ones.”
“I felt that this is the best place to come and show love; not just to see them but to encourage them and to give them little support from myself and my government.
“Coming here, we would also see things around ourselves.
“It is an unscheduled visit.
“So, we didn’t prompt anything.
“I saw them in their natural habit.
“You can see so many doctors and nurses are on duty and patients are also happy.
“We have also seen several patients; mothers that gave birth overnight to fresh new born babies.
“So, it is just a season to come and thank God for them and their lives and for their families who are not here.
“For me, that is the most important thing.
“We all have to stay calm.
“It is a period we all need to understand that we need to stay calm and know that government cares.
“We might not be ‘A Star’ but we have a good conscience.
“We have a good heart to do something good to almost everybody.
“I just want my citizens to see that if we have more resources, we will do a lot for them.
“This is just simple way of saying thank you to everyone.” He added.