Lagos state Governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola on Thursday asked for the forgiveness of those he might have offended in the course of duty in his 2,900 days in office Vanguard reports.
Fashola made this request in Ikeja during a programme to honour his 2,900 days in office and showcase his achievements during his tenure.
The government, since inception, has always reviewed its activities every 100 days and the 29th edition, which held on Thursday, is the last of such under Fashola, whose tenure will end in the next 21 days.
The Lagos state governor stated that he was called upon to take decisions in the morning, afternoon and sometimes late in the night and he took the decisions based on the information made available to him.
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He added that his decisions were always made in the best interest of the people, though some may feel hurt in the process.
Fashola pleaded with those who might have been offended in the process to forgive him since he was human and could also have made some mistakes.
According to him, piloting the affairs of the state has been very challenging, but the cooperation of his team and residents has seen him through.
He said in the last eight years, his administration had recorded strides that had impacted positively on the lives of residents.
He said looking at some of the achievements recorded in those sectors few days to the expiration of his tenure, he was almost sure the assessment of his government would be in the positive.
While saying that he would not pretend to say he had done all the work, Fashola said he trusted in the ability of the Gov-elect, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode to continue from where he stopped.
“I made a contract with Lagosians eight years ago. The summary of the contract is contained in my inaugural speech on May 29, 2007 and I crave your indulgence to repeat what I said on that day.
Some of the achievements of his administration in the last eight years, include
- Not less than 362 new roads.
- Construction of Okota Link Bridge, Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge.
- Employment of no fewer than 20,000 people into the civil service.
- Revolutionised public transportation, ferries and Bus Rapid Transit System
- Creation of not less than 196 parks and gardens.
- Construction of new health institutions, including Primary Health Centres and specialized Maternal and Child Care Centres.
Fashola thanked all Lagosiansfor making his development agenda for the state a reality.
Meanwhile the Lagos state governor, has urged all Nigerians to abide by the laws to ensure the success of the incoming administration.