Governor Babajide Sanwo -Olu of Lagos State says the appellation , ‘ Excellency ’ , should only be used for executive officers who have performed well .
Sanwo – Olu said he was working on an executive order to ensure that a person will be referred to as ‘ Excellency ’ only after doing well .
The governor said this while addressing a congregation at the King ’s Court Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Lagos , on Sunday .
The church is headed by Pastor Ben Akabueze , who is also the Director -General of the Budget office and former commissioner to ex -govs Bola Tinubu and Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State .
Addressing the church , Sanwo -Olu 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 ’.
Sanwo – Olu , who has been governor for five months , has come under intense criticism in the last few weeks over the poor state of roads and public infrastructure in the state as well as the filthy state of Lagos .
The governor appealed to parishioners to be patient , promising to ensure that the roads are repaired after the rains may have subsided .