I don’t pray to be best governor – Fashola

Governor of Lagos state, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has said that he would not pray to be adjudged the best governor of the state.
Speaking during an interactive session with journalists, Fashola said he would instead pray for his successor to do in four years what took his administration eight years to achieve.

He also said he would want his successor to carry out the transformation of the state in a jiffy and surpass his (Fashola) achievements.

He said: “In terms of policy sustainability, we are fortunate that over the years, the government of Lagos State is becoming more institutionalised; therefore it is becoming easier for every successor to improve on what his predecessor has done.
“I am not worried about the person who will succeed me but I am concerned because I will be involved. I really hope that the person who will take over after me will be a lot better than me.

“I hope that the person can do in four years what it has taken us eight years to do. That I know will be beneficial to all of us. My interest in the next election in Lagos is centred on who will be the best to guide and advance the course and interest of Lagos.”
He said the government was building the 60-kilometre Lagos-Badagry Expressway 60km, 50-kilometre Lekki-Epe expressway, 20-kilometre Mile12-Ikorodu Road, a 27-kilometre light rail train, four major jetties and terminals simultaneously.

“Only national governments do what we are doing. That is what is emboldening us to build more homes in Ikorodu, Agbowa, Epe and Badagry because we know that by the time they are completed, any journey from there to the city centre will be a maximum of 45 minutes to one hour.”

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