Akinwunmi Ambode, governor, Lagos State, has reiterated his readiness to operate an open government. The governor, who said this shortly after he was sworn-in by Funmilayo Atilade, Chief Judge of Lagos State, at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos, May 29, 2015, as the 14th governor of the state, also promised all residents of the state of his commitment to serve then to the best of his ability.
A visibly happy man, Ambode used the occasion of his inauguration to appreciate all those who made the day a success. Starting from the founding rulers of the state, to former governors and administrators, he was full of praise for them all. The new governor was also appreciative of all those who voted for him, and even those who did not vote for him, claiming Lagos is ready to work for all and sundry. Said he, “ As we collectively face the challenge to make Lagos a better place to live in, we must recognize our strength in diversity. A common national identity where everybody counts. I shall run an open government of inclusion that will not leave anyone behind. No matter your age, sex, tribe or any other Status, as long as you reside in Lagos, we will make Lagos work for you.
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