“I Have Not Bought An Official Automobile Since I Grew to become Governor”
Gov Babajide Sanwo-Olu
Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has revealed that since he assumed workplace in Might 2019, he has not bought an official automotive for himself and his members of the family.
The Lagos state Governor who revealed this on the 22nd Annual Tax Convention of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria held at Eko Lodge, Victoria Island in Lagos on Thursday November 5, urged different governors to look into their expenditure profile and eliminate pointless spending to extend state income for the federal government to have extra sources to fulfill the essential wants of the folks.
Stressing the necessity for higher utilisation of taxpayers’ cash by public officeholders, Governor Sanwo-Olu additional revealed that the vehicles in his convoy are these he used throughout his marketing campaign.
“We have to have a look at our expenditure profile as chief govt of our state and ask ourselves, the place can I minimize the pink tape; what can I eliminate in order to extend the income of my state and even make accessible extra money for my state?
“What I’ve finished until date is that I’ve not bought any single official automobile for myself, for any of my private workers or any of my members of the family from the federal government purse. In the event you see me have a convoy of 10 autos, these are all autos I used to be utilizing throughout my campaigns.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai joined me in considered one of my vehicles this morning and I can inform you that automobile was one of many autos I used for my marketing campaign; it’s not model new.
“So, I stated to my those who, it’s not a whimsical factor that each governor should start to purchase model new autos when you do not want to. So, all of these thousands and thousands have gone again into the treasury of the state and we’re utilizing it to develop the state very properly.”