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I’m wiser now, says Ambode

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has said he has grown wiser politically, having spent four years in office.

Ambode was at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday to pay what he called, “thank you visit” to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Buhari was in Lagos last month to inaugurate some projects initiated by the Ambode administration.

The governor lost his bid for a second term after he was beaten by Babajide Sanwo-Olu in the All Progressives Congress governorship primary election last year.

Sanwo-Olu progressed to win the March 9 governorship poll, leaving Ambode to become the first Lagos State governor to serve one term since 1999.

APC National Leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola served two terms each.

Responding to a question on the lessons he had learnt in office, Ambode said, “You see, every politician learns every day.

“The fact remains that I came in as a technocrat so I call myself a techno-politician, but I think I am wiser now.

“I am more of a politician than a technocrat.”

Meanwhile, the outgoing governor is scheduled to inaugurate projects started and completed by his administration on Tuesday.

They include the new Senate Building of Lagos State University.

The state Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr Ade Akinsanya, said this in a statement on Monday.

He said, “It is pertinent to note that the Lagos State Government has procured seven ferries, five of which will be inaugurated and they are named after monumental events, notable towns and Lagos deities as a reminder of our historical values.

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