Amid barrage of criticisms trailing the non performance of local government administration in his state, the Lagos State Governor Mr. Babatunde Fashola on Wednesday hinged their non performance on huge wage bills.
The governor who stated this at the occasion of his administration’s 1,800 days in office, marked at the state’s auditorium, Ikeja, appealed to the striking medical doctors in the state’s employment to return to work for the sake of Lagosians, especially the sick ones whose lives are at risk owing to the doctors’ abandonment of their duty posts.
Fashola who was urged by the former deputy governor of the state Mrs. Sinatu Ojikutu to call the council bosses to order said he would not interfere in local government administration in the state, adding that the same way the Federal Government cannot interfere in the administration of Lagos State, so could he not also interfere in the affairs of the councils.
He said though democracy was the best system of government, it however does not guarantee good governance.
Governor Fashola pointed out that the criticisms bordering on poor performance and near absence of service delivery at the grassroots could be traced to a number of factors.
Rather than engage in arm chair criticisms, the governor charged the people who elected the council chairmen to engage them positively, the same way they are engaging the administration at the state level.
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