Exclusive Speech From The Interview With The Incoming Governor Of Lagos State

A big thank you to everyone that tuned into my interview with TVC this morning. If you missed it, here are a few things we discussed.

Continuity in Government: My government will complete projects started by our current governor of Lagos Akinwunmi Ambode. We will be innovative and improve all of our processes.

On my running mate Dr Obafemi Hamzat:  With the two of us coming together, Lagos is getting an amazing deal, two governors wrapped in one. We both bring two powerful energies into the mix #ForAGreaterLagos

On my campaign promise- #ForAGreaterLagos. It is more than just a buzz word, my campaign is about taking Lagos to greater heights. Challenges will always come but we will see significant developments in waste management, education, transportation management, health etc

On my readiness for governance: I have been preparing for this all my life, and every opportunity to serve or learn has given me the required tools to lead Lagos to greater heights.

On Lagos and the Igbos: The narrative that Lagos dislikes the Igbos is extremely false. Mr Joe Igbokwe is the longest APC  serving Exco (15 years) and Pastor Ben Akabueze is the longest serving Commissioner in Lagos state. Lagos is home to all.

On Technology: I believe technology will play a big part in solving a lot of problems,from modelling plans to making informed predictions and then to actual solutions. We will be big on technology and ready to receive ideas that can help our great state.

On Sanwo Free Wifi: We have deployed to some locations and will be rolling out to LASU and other tertiary instituitions. We are going live this week in some of these locations. Internet for knowledge, research, empowerment and ultimately for solutions. 

On freedom: For anyone to imply that Lagosians are slaves is just plain mischief. Lagos is a land of opportunity. We will rank high in parts of the world where you can arrive without knowing anyone and succeed. We are not in the 16th century and we are not under any bondage.

Let us not trivalise our lives and make negative assertions about ourselves. Slavery was a reality that our forefathers had to live through. The can-do spirit of a Lagosian is phenomenal and anyone that refers to Lagosians as slaves is doing this great state a disservice.



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