Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday, December 3, listed the reasons why he and his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, were deserving of a second term in office in 2023.
Sanwo-Olu announced this at the flag-off of his campaign, which was held with the theme “Greater Lagos Rising” at the Mobolaji Johnson Pavillon in Onikan, Lagos.
Speaking at the gathering, the Governor said that the large number of Lagos residents in attendance was proof of the APC’s strength in Lagos.
Speaking on the successes of his administration, the governor admitted that the last three and half years had been challenging for his administration, noting that his government traversed difficult terrains to deliver on its development objectives.
Sanwo-Olu said, “Our administration has traversed difficult terrains and witnessed major disruption occasioned by the global pandemic. Lagos had its fair share in the attendant socio-economic meltdown, but we provided strong leadership that protected the people and made the State come out better and stronger.
“Now, we can say ‘Greater Lagos Rising’ because our state is rising on all of our modest achievements through the THEMES agenda. In Transportation and Traffic Management, Lagosians are now living with the reality of the delivery of two intracity Rail Mass Transit projects that are on the verge of completion.”
Meanwhile, the Presidency on Friday revealed that nine oil-producing states received N625.43bn 13 percent oil derivation, subsidy, and SURE-P refunds from the Federation Account in two years.
This was contained in a statement issued on Friday, December 2, by presidential aide, Garba Shehu titled, “Oil derivation, subsidy and Sure-P refunds: Nine oil producing states receive N625.43 billion in two years; N1.1trn still outstanding.”
“The states that received the refunds dating from 1999 to 2021 are Abia, Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo, Imo, Ondo and Rivers,” Shehu noted.
The Presidency also noted that the Buhari-led administration will continue to render equal service to all the states regardless of affiliation, and “an acknowledgment of this by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and the others is not out of place.”