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COVID-19 won’t prevent me from fulfilling promise to Lagosians – Sanwo-Olu


Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has said that the COVID-19 pandemic will not prevent his administration from fulfilling its promises to Lagosians.

The governor said that the promises will be fulfilled because no excuse will be tenable to the residents of the state.

Sanwo-Olu made this known while speaking at the opening ceremony of the first Lagos State two-day Ministerial Performance Review retreat.

He said: “I want to assure you that despite disruption occasioned by COVID-19 and other challenges that we did not envisage, we are still committed as a government to fulfilling the promises we made to people knowing fully that no excuse will be tenable to our citizens.

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“We must be determined to step forward, heighten the tempo of governance and continue to create opportunities through innovative policies that are not only inclusive but provide sustainable solutions for this present administration and lay foundation for future administrations coming behind us.”

He also called for supporters from members of the administration towards meeting the needs of Lagosians.

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He said: “Let me emphasise that our yardstick for performance assessment will not be based majorly on the amount of money expended or Budget but the outcome of our various interventions that we have had; what measures the impact that touched the lives of citizens that we swore to serve.

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“One of the promises we made at the inception of our administration and in line with the principle of continuity was to ensure the completion of projects that were inherited from the last administration. A significant part of our efforts and resources was devoted towards fulfilling this promise and taking government to another level.”