Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State said he reads and listens to the criticism against his administration by residents on issues affecting their lives and property in the state, saying soon, their worries would be over.
Ambode in a response to residents complaints through his twitter handle, @AkinwunmiAmbode, said he understands that the residents’ actions were some of the issues attached to the office that determine the policies and programmes in the state that has over 20 million residents.
His words: “I read and listen to all the criticisms. I try to learn from the positive criticisms and try not to let the abuse get to me because I know that soon enough this will change as our plans and projects unfold.
“It is a challenge and it keeps me on my toes. I also receive a lot of emails. Some complain, some commend and some make suggestions. That comes with the job. Managing Lagos is a difficult task and it is difficult to make everybody happy at the same time.
“It comes with the territory. We know what we signed up for and we are committed to delivering on our development agenda for Lagos,” the governor added.
One-Day Gov tasks Ambode
The winner of the 2015 Spelling Bee competition, Mr. Ifeoluwa Sonoiki of Ikotun High School, yesterday assumed office as Lagos State One-Day Governor at Alausa, urging the state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode to initiate policies to improve teacher’s welfare.
Sonoiki made the plea at a short swearing in ceremony held at the Lagos House, Ikeja, which was also attended by the governor and the first Lady, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode.
Sonoiki also urged the Ambode administration to direct the Lagos State Waste Management Agency, LAWMA to clear the heaps of refuse in his school, even as he sought personal support from the government to his family.
Responding, the governor assured that he is committed to keeping a clean environment in all the schools across the state, and that he would swiftly act on the request.
He vowed to personally support the winner, being the first set he would host as Governor.
Source: Vanguard Nigeria