The outgoing Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, stated that spending four years in office has made him grow wiser politically.
He made this known while speaking with state house correspondents during what he termed a “thank you visit” to President Muhammadu Buhari who few weeks ago graced the inaugurating of some projects in the state.
When asked concerning the lesson he has learnt as a politician in Lagos, the governor said:
“You see, every politician learns every day. The fact remains that I came in as a technocrat, so I use to call myself a techno-politician but I think I am wiser now. I am more of a politician than a technocrat.”
On what he wants to be remembered for after bowing out of office in two weeks, Ambode added: said
“Well, in another 16 days or so we will be leaving office but what is important is that I was able to have that opportunity to be elected as governor of Lagos State and to touch humanity in a way that I deem it fit.
“We did our best and most importantly the projects we did were people friendly and people central. I just think a lot more people have enjoyed the benefits and dividends of democracy than we actually met it. And that gives me joy that we were able to touch lives.
“Wherever you find yourself just make positive difference to people and Nigerians, that is the whole essence of service. I’m grateful that I had that opportunity.”