- Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has said his administration is not immune to mistakes.
- Admitting that a mistake was made over figures of spending, Sanwo-Olu said his government was committed to public goods
The documents provided by the Lagos State Public Procurement Agency (PPA) may include errors, according to state officials, who made this announcement today.
This was made public by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
At the commissioning of the newly constructed operations headquarters of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) in Ikeja, the state capital, Sanwo-Olu made the following statements.
The Sanwo-Olu administration has been under fire lately for government spending. Obafemi Hamzat, the deputy governor, has refuted claims made on the internet that his office was paid more than N2 billion to provide refrigerators, lights and rechargeable fans.
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Sanwo-Olu said, “Over the weekend, we saw on social media how some people can politically turn around all of our attempts to be responsible, transparent, and committed to good governance. We don’t have a problem with any individual. We, indeed, acknowledged that this is the way it should be. We appreciate the fact that people can look at us in the face and say you need to do well in this area.
“We don’t have a problem with the originator of the open letter; in short, we like him and we thank him. Indeed, if we are seen as a government that is transparent and responsible, we should not be shy of criticism. But, it is only when criticism is malicious and is misrepresenting the truth, that is when there will be a problem.
“Officers in Lagos State have come out to show that there could be mistakes on some lines of items. There was a particular issue where an item was meant to be N2 million but was written as N2 billion. There are many discrepancies that have been corrected by PPA. We are not going to join issues with anyone on social media. All we are committed to is continuous service to the people of Lagos.”
In a statement sent through his spokesman, Gboyega Akosile, the governor stated that the state had nothing to conceal from the scandal and that it was unnecessary