“There Were Accounting Mistakes” – Sanwoolu Admits

Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has admitted that accounting mistakes may be responsible for some of the financial revelations made recently about his administration.

While admitting that a mistake was made over figures of spending, Sanwo-Olu said his government was committed to public goods.

He spoke at the inauguration of the Lagos State Building Control Agency Building, PWD, Ikeja, where he reacted to the procurement record released by the Lagos State Public Procurement Agency.
The governor assured that his administration is committed, responsible, and transparent.
He said: “We don’t have a problem with anybody, or any individual. We acknowledge that these are ways we should be doing things.
“We appreciate criticism. We appreciate the fact that people can look us in the face [and tell us] that we need to do well in the state. So we don’t have a problem with the originator of an open letter. In fact, we like it and we want to thank him, and that’s to say that indeed, to be a government that is firm and responsible, we should not shy away from criticism.
“But it’s only when criticism is malicious and intended to misrepresent the truth that’s where there’s a problem. Some officers in Lagos have all come out to say that, indeed, we can make mistakes on some lines of items. I heard of a particular one where an item was meant to be N2m but it was written as N2bn.
“For me, I’m leading a team of very dedicated public officials; I’m leading a team of committed civil servants. I’m leading a team of self-motivated public officials who want to stand and say that they can be well recognised.”