The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode has declared that more Lagos residents have enjoyed dividends of democracy under his administration than previous administrations.
He said this while stressing that his administration has done more for the people of the state in the area of “people-friendly projects”.
Ambode spoke with State House Correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, during what he termed a thank-you visit to President Muhammadu Buhari for visiting Lagos State and inaugurating some projects recently.
The governor also stated that in the past four years, he has become wiser following the experience he garnered from the job.
According to Ambode: “You see, every politician learns every day. The fact remains that I came in as a technocrat, so I use to call myself a techno-politician but I think I am wiser now. I am more of a politician than a technocrat.
“Well, in another 16 days or so we will be leaving office but what is important is that I was able to have that opportunity to be elected as governor of Lagos State and to touch humanity in a way that I deem it fit.
“We did our best and most importantly the projects we did were people friendly and people central. I just think a lot more people have enjoyed the benefits and dividends of democracy than we actually met it. And that gives me joy that we were able to touch lives.
“Wherever you find yourself just make positive difference to people and Nigerians, that is the whole essence of service. I’m grateful that I had that opportunity.”