Lagos State Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola has said the economy of the state is rated above Ghana and the United Kingdom.
Fashola said this on Tuesday during the inspection of ongoing projects in Lekki and Victoria Island in Lagos.
“Currently, the Lagos State economy is being upgraded from stable to positive, that’s good governance, you don’t need any campaign to do that” he said.
The governor also revealed that the state was currently executing 1,996 projects across the state.
“Currently we are executing about 1,966 projects across the state. The projects we have visited really are the ones that have problems. We have been going round to see what the problems are instead of just reading reports. “Now we are having a feel of the challenges and see whose ministry is responsible and what we can do to ensure that the ministries and contractors are communicating. These inspections are to ensure that we get many of those projects completed.”
Fashola stressed that on completion, the projects would further endear the Action Congress of Nigeria to the electorate and further predicted that the party would win the 2015 polls in the state with a wide margin.
The governor also had some words for the Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku and the ongoing national good governance tour which he said although mooted at the Governors’ Forum, did not mean all the governors supported the initiative.
He said, “The question I asked then was of what purpose is the tour? Do the people of Nigeria need a tour to know that they are being well governed? What is the tour supposed to achieve? Are they resolving problems at project sites? Where are their projects? What is the value of tour when you can’t implement a budget? I can go on tour of projects because my budget performed 89 per cent last year.
“I am not on a good governance tour. I am on a project inspection tour trying to solve problems at project sites.