- Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu says a lot of is “happening in the backroom” as regards his efforts at the helm of the state’s affairs
- The governor said there’s no need to make noise about his efforts since May 29 when he assumed office
- Sanwo-Olu disclosed that he has given approval for more teachers to be recruited in the state; stating that his administration is working towards improving the quality of education
- The governor also disclosed that the state government’s budget hovers around $2 billion, and it has a local debt ratio of about 20 to 25 percent
The Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says a lot of is “happening in the backroom” as regards his efforts at the helm of the state’s affairs.
Sanwo-Olu made the disclosure on Tuesday, October 1 while speaking at The Platform, an annual conference organised by Covenant Christian Centre, The Cable reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the governor said there’s no need to make noise about his efforts since May 29 when he assumed office.
He said: “We can do a lot more. A lot of things are happening in the backroom. We don’t need to make a lot of noise about it. What Lagosians want is results.
“It’s a marathon, it is not a sprint. I can assure you that Lagos will not only be greater, Lagos will see a level of development that it has never seen before.”
Sanwo-Olu disclosed that he has given approval for more teachers to be recruited in the state; stating that his administration is working towards improving the quality of education.
He said: “The only major recruitment that I have given approval for in the last 100 days is for teachers.
“We need to get about 3,000 to 4,000 teachers before the end of the year. But we are also focusing on how to improve the learning outcomes in schools.
“We do not have enough bio-medical technicians, not doctors, who can handle equipment. For us as a government, we have seen it as a challenge.”
He also spoke on plans for the state’s transportation sector; stating that his administration would engage in rail, water and the bus traffic systems.
He said: “To solve the traffic issue in Lagos, we are trying to harmonise bike riders so we can know who they are and manage them.
“To solve the transport problem on a short to medium term run, it’s to use what God has given to us. Let’s do rail, water and the bus traffic system.
“We have not spent $12 billion on rail projects in Lagos. We have spent just about 5 percent of that.
“Our state government budget hovers around $2 billion. And we have a local debt ratio of about 20 to 25 percent.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu urged Lagos residents to exercise patience over the slow rate of repairs on the bad roads across the metropolitan city.
The governor assured that work would begin in earnest on the roads once the current heavy rainfall stops.
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