Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, says he is ‘wiser’ now after spending almost four years as governor.
The outgoing Lagos state governor said this on Monday, while fielding questions from state house correspondents after his closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.
According to Ambode, who said he came to Abuja on behalf of Lagosians to thank Buhari for inaugurating some of the projects in the state, he knows better now.
“You see, every politician learns every day,” he said.
“The fact remains that I came in as a technocrat, so I used to call myself a techno-politician. But I think I am wiser now. I am more of a politician than a technocrat.”
On his legacy in the state, Ambode said: “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 (a) positive difference to people and Nigerians, that is the whole essence of service. I’m grateful that I had that opportunity.”