Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has led an example of living a prudent life as he reveals that neither he nor anyone in his cabinet had purchase personal or official vehicles since they assumed office.
Sanwo-Olu revealed this on Thursday, in his address at the 22nd Annual Tax Conference, on the theme ‘Taxation and Economic Competitiveness: Imperatives for National Development’.
While harping on the need to reduce the cost of governance, Sanwo-Olu said:
“We need to look at the expenditure of our state.
“As the Chief Executive of our state, I ask myself where can I cut the excesses from?
“What can I do away with in order to increase the revenue of our state, and make available a lot of money for my state for them to do well?”
“And because we are in Lagos, being your governor, I have also been opportuned to receive two or three brand new cars from very highly-spirited Lagosians.
“So I said to my people that it is not a practical thing that any governor would want to begin to buy brand new vehicles when you don’t need too.
“So because of this decision, millions are brought back into the pocket, and it simply means we can develop the state very well.
“So this is just one of several things in Lagos State that we have committed to, just to reduce cost of governance and improve on the development of our state,” Sanwo-Olu added.