Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu yesterday, assured Lagosians that his administration was committed to fulfilling all his promises despite disruption occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges that were not envisaged.
The governo, who spoke during the opening ceremony of the first Lagos State two-day Ministerial Performance Re-view retreat being held in Lagos, said the pandemic cannot serve as an excuse for low performance.
He said fulfilling the promises in line with the T.H.E.M.E.S development agenda for ‘Greater Lagos’ would be delivered by the incumbent administration, despite the reduction in the budget as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, knowing fully that no excuse will be tenable to the residents of the state.
The governor added that the state government is determined to step up the tempo of governance through innovative and inclusive policies.
He said, “I want to assure you that despite disruption occasioned by COVID-19 and other challenges that we did not envisage, we are still committed as a government to fulfilling the promises we made to people knowing fully that no excuse will be tenable to our citizens”.
“We must be determined to step forward, heighten the tempo of governance and continue to create opportunities through innovative policies that are not only inclusive but provide sustainable solutions for this present administration and lay the foundation for future administrations coming behind us.”
He said: “Let me emphasise that our yardstick for performance assessment will not be based majorly on the amount of money expended or budget but the outcome of our various interventions that we have had; what measures the impact that touched the lives of citizens that we swore to serve.’’
The deputy governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat in his address enumerated all the government achievements in the last one year and four months in line with the T.H.E.M.E.S. agenda the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration promised the peo-ple of Lagos State.