The governor highlighted the government’s commitment to transparency and responsible governance, acknowledging the role of social media in holding the government accountable while also addressing the need for correction when mistakes are made. He emphasized the state’s commitment to serving the people of Lagos and maintaining open books for checks and balances to ensure judicious appropriation of funds.
In a similar vein, the state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, refuted allegations that the governor paid legal fees for personal electoral lawsuits from the state’s coffers. Omotoso dismissed the allegations as untrue, citing a lack of proof and irregular payment requests that were not approved by the governor.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State House of Assembly ordered a probe into the report of the Lagos State Public Procurement Agency on spending by the offices of the governor and the deputy governor. The Speaker of the House, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, emphasized the need for the House to establish the facts behind the story and called on the procurement committee to conduct a thorough investigation into the matter.
Overall, the governor and the state government continue to reaffirm their commitment to responsible public service, transparency, and accountability in governance.