The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has lamented his weight loss resulting from the stress and rigour of administering the state in just one week of assuming office.
Sanwo-Olu said this while speaking with newsmen after the meeting with State Governors and the President on Friday, June 7.
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“It is not a tea party; you don’t sleep and wake up and the traffic has gone down; you don’t sleep and wake up and there is no rain or say that you have resolved Apapa gridlock; it’s real”, he said.
“So, it is something that one has psychologically prepared for; the best thing you can do, is to make sure that you are not about looking for what the other person did. It is for Lagosians to see you do what you promised to do for them” he added.
“And if you don’t do it from your office; you have to do it on the road; you have to do it where the issues are, so that people will truly know that you mean business”.
“In one week, I will say I have lost weight; I will probably still lose a bit more”, the Governor lamented.
He however noted that the stress was worth the job, adding that his administration was concerned with ensuring that the Apapa gridlock was sustainably defeated.
He also stressed on the importance of having the right team members to deliver on certain duties..
“It is also important to ensure that you have the right team; people that will also support you; so, when as a leader you can show that leadership support, then the message itself trickles down and trickles very well,” he said.
Speaking on security, Sanwo-Olu maintained that he had a key role to play in ensuring the safety of Lagosians, while adding that security was everyone’s business.
“We will continue to engage and identify what are the sources; what are the underlying issues that bring about insecurity.
“Are they economic or more than that? So, we can also attack the root cause.
“For us, as a government that is looking for investors. We certainly must continue to be in a position where we can give confidence to all our investors that Lagos State is a safe haven to come,’’ the Governor said.