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Sanwo-Olu scores self high, says his govt. ran Lagos well

Mr Sanwo-Olu said this during the valedictory cabinet meeting to ceremonially dissolve the cabinet in his first tenure, at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Friday night.

• May 27, 2023
Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu
Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has scored his first four years in office high, attributing it to the support of the members of his cabinet.

Mr Sanwo-Olu said this during the valedictory cabinet meeting to ceremonially dissolve the cabinet in his first tenure, at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Friday night.

The governor, who said his government swore in cabinet members on August 19, 2019, however, noted that there were difficult times.

“You all know too well some of our low moments together; COVID dealt with us, EndSARS dealt with us, but we have come out stronger, bigger and better, as the state had come out first on a lot of trajectories.

”On financial trajectory, we have continued to increase the numbers, we have been able to double the budget of the state in four years, and that had reflected on how well we have been able to implement all of the pillars under our THEMES agenda.

”I think we have kept almost 90 per cent of the team, and I imagine that had helped us to stabilise, and we have all had our fair share of understanding what to run the Lagos PLC looks like,” he said.

The governor said the cabinet members had worked compassionately, ensuring that the greatest good was for the greatest number.

He said that his administration ensured that it brought about prosperity, economic development and growth in the state.

”On behalf of Mr Deputy and myself, it has been a worthy experience; it has been a worthy time here, serving Lagosians.

“I am sure that we have been able to build relationships, some emotional. We have all learnt, we have grown, and we have achieved a lot together. We have run the state very well,” Mr Sanwo-Olu said.

Sola Giwa, the special adviser to the governor on transportation, in his farewell message on his Twitter handle, expressed gratitude to Mr Sanwo-olu for finding him worthy of being appointed.


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