Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has asked Nigerians not to attach titles such as “excellency” to his name.
He made this known while speaking to a congregation at the King’s Court Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Lagos, on Sunday.
Naija News reports that the church is headed by Pastor Ben Akabueze, the Director-General of the Budget office.
Governor Sanwo-Olu disclosed that the appellation, ‘Excellency’, should only be used for executive officers who have performed well.
He said, “I don’t want title in front of my name. I am actually going to come up with an executive order. This Excellency thing, I think it is when you have finished and if you earn it, then you should be called Excellency.
“If you haven’t earned it, if you haven’t delivered, there is nothing excellent in the Excellency. You are just Mr Governor for crying out loud and it is only when you have finished the kingdom assignment, when you have finished God’s work in the chosen place that you have been called to do that people can say in truth that you are a good representation and you deserve to be called ‘Excellency’.”