Outrageous spending allegations: Sanwo-Olu breaks silence


Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reacted to the recent controversies surrounding the state expenditure.

The Governor who spoke at the commissioning of the Building Control Agency Building in PWD Ikeja responded to some allegations from an open letter sent to him from his rival, Funsho Doherty.

Trouble started when Funsho Doherty, the governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Congress in Lagos, wrote Ab open letter to Sanwo-Olu revealing some controversial financial approvals by the Government.

The governor who admitted to some wrongs and erroneous inputs in the document also emphasized that his government was committed to being transparent to the people.

His words:

“We are committed, responsible and transparent. We don’t have a problem with anybody or any individual. We acknowledge that these are ways we should be doing things.

“We appreciate criticism. We appreciate the fact that people can look at us in the face that we need to do well in the state.

“So we don’t have a problem with the originator of an open letter. In fact, we like it, and we want to thank him, and that’s to say that, indeed, to be a government that’s firm and responsible, we should not shy away from criticism.

But it is only when criticism is malicious, unintended, and it is to misrepresent the truth, and that’s where there’s a problem.

“Some officers in Lagos have all come out to say that, indeed, we can make mistakes on some lines of items. I heard of a particular one that an item was meant to be N2 million, but it was written as N2 billion.

“For me, I’m leading a team of very dedicated public officials; I’m leading a team of committed civil servants. I’m leading a team of self-motivated public officials who want to stand and say that they can be well recognised.”

Sanwo Olu also affirmed that bus administration was fully Committed to running a government of honesty and transparency.

He also assured that the government was going to retain a sustainable website which would be updated with all financial and fiscal dealings of the state.


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