I’ve added value to governance, says Fashola

The governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, has said that his administration has done a lot to improve the living condition of the citizenry.

Speaking at an interactive session with Government House correspondents at his Marina residence on Friday night, Mr. Fashola said his administration had added value to governance.

He described attacks on his administration by the opposition as “unfair,” insisting that he had done so much to improve the living standard of the people since he assumed office in 2007.

According to him, all the sectors of the state’s economy, including housing, education and revenue generation, have witnessed significant improvement under his watch as governor.

“Let me say that in every election, the records of the government in power must be an issue, and I am happy that at least our record is the issue,” Mr. Fashola said. “But our record as a state government is a record of performance and promises kept and development fulfilled.

“I have listened to criticisms and allegations about my performance and all the allegations are about my record and I must defend my record. If you look at my record, whether as Chief of Staff, go to the Chief of Staff office, I added value when I took over from Alhaji Lai Mohammed. That is what leaders do; they add value to what they met.”

Mr. Fashola also said he added value to governance when he took over from his predecessor, Bola Tinubu.

“I employed more people into the civil service and increased salaries, I paid pensions and everywhere you go, you will see the touch of our government and party,” he said.

He however said governance was a continuous process.

“It is not a finished job and I will never pretend to anybody that the job has finished,” he said.

The governor described the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Akinwunmi Ambode, as an experienced technocrat capable of moving the state forward.


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