- Tunji Bello says Ambode's administration lacked the ability to apply enough emotional intelligence in the administration of Lagos state
- The former SSG also accused the Ambode-led administration of executing projects that ‘lacked souls’
- Bello, however, urged his colleagues to learn from their mistakes
Tunji Bello, immediate past secretary to the Lagos state government has blasted former governor Akinwunmi Ambode, over his 'amateurish’ government.
The former SSG who disclosed this in a farewell message on Wednesday, May 29, also accused the Ambode-led administration of executing projects that ‘lacked souls.’
He said: “Yet as we depart on our individual sojourn, we must never forget to learn from our glaring weaknesses and failures. Since we are all part of the success stories we must also share in the weaknesses and failures.
“Our main drawback is our government’s inability to apply enough emotional intelligence in the administration of the state. Emotional intelligence includes interpersonal skills, interpersonal relationship, humility, respect for the well established mores of governance, disregard for the accomplishments of others.
"The belief that our way is the best without considering other options in a democratic setting, absence of wider consultations, distance from the governed, lack of effective communication skill or amateurish display of government acts and political immaturity, deliberate and open alienation of others."
Going further, the former SSG claimed that the government embarked on gigantic projects without soul, saying the government was "too self opinionated and narrow in our approach to governance."
“It is a big drawback which prevented the administration from returning because it was punished for its lack of inclusiveness in a democratic setting. In leadership, emotional intelligence is 70 per cent of application while individual brilliance is only 30 percent. Successful leaderships across the world in history have thrived on this fact," he added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that after having completed his four year tenure as the governor of Lagos state, Ambode on Tuesday, May 28, changed his bio on micro blogging platform Twitter, to reflect that he no longer holds the position.
NAIJ.com (naija.ng) -> Legit.ng We have upgraded to serve you better
Does Governor Ambode Deserve a Second Term? | Legit TV