Deputy governor, Lagos state, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, has revealed his plans to be the best one ever produced in the history of Lagos state.
Hamzat, while speaking at a meeting with the staff of the Office of the Deputy Governor (ODG), at Alausa, Ikeja, today said he would work in synergy with Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu to better the lives of citizens.
The deputy governor stated that he and the governor are familiar with state, the civil servants and what to prepare for the people, hence, they have no excuse but to do the right thing.
“It worries me that the life span of a typical Nigerian is below required standard: men – 46, women -49, which means we are doing something wrong.”
“Our health system is bad, our environment is horrible and everything is going down the drains, this is why our project THEMES are hinged on Traffic Management and Transportation; Health and Environment, Education and Technology, Making Lagos a 21st Century Economy, Entertainment and Tourism, as well as Security and Governance.”
“I urge our civil servants to be the best in whatever they do. I plan to be the best deputy governor ever in this state so that together, we can transform Lagos State to better our citizens, “he said.
“Our budget in Lagos State is less than 3billion dollars, the fire department of New York City spends 2.8 billion dollars, just a city.”
“The NYPD (Police) spent 6 billion dollars in 2018, twice the budget of our state.
“Which means we have just scratched the surface. A lot needs to be done because many people will keep coming to Lagos, and whatever we are doing, we must do it in three folds.
Earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Office of the Deputy Governor, Mrs Yetunde Odejayi, described Hamzat as a diligent and hardworking man who had served the state in different capacities.
“Gov. Sanwo-Olu and his deputy are the right pegs in the right holes, we the staff of your office are ready to assist and work with you in any capacity to make your administration a smooth one,” she said.
Hamzat on Thursday resumed duty officially at the State Secretariat in Alausa along with Gov. Sanwo-Olu.