Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, has said that his development projects were more important than the N418 billion debt he was leaving behind.
The governor, who spoke in Lagos, also called on Lagosians to excuse the huge debt and focus on the achievements of his eight-year administration.
He said, “I have answered this question many times and it seems people just dwell on debt, but in the context of debt, let us look at the assets too. I am leaving behind hundreds of kilometres of roads, bridges, schools, hospitals, courtrooms, social services, skill centres, streetlights and traffic lights.”
Fashola added that “I am leaving behind also people who now have jobs, who did not have jobs seven years ago. I am leaving behind a stronger security force; a stronger LASTMA, a stronger KAI. That is where the money went. I am leaving behind a rail system. I am leaving behind so many assets for the continuity of life.
“I am also leaving behind a bigger workforce – a better equipped workforce. I think we should talk less about debt and more about development.”