The new Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said he had lost weight n the last couple of days since he assumed office and he is grappling with the strains of running the state.
Last May, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari had described the then-Acting Inspector-General of Police as hard-working because he had lost weight due to his drive to curtail insecurity in the country.
Speaking with State House correspondents at the Presidential Villla, Abuja on Friday, Sanwo-Olu confessed that the demand and responsibility that comes with the office had made him to lose weight.
The governor said: “I dare say that I have lost weight and probably I will lose a little bit more but I think it’s what the job entails and is to also ensure that you have the right team of people that would also support you.
“So when as a leader, you show that leadership support, then the message itself will trickle down and trickle down very well and that is why we have to take that very bold idea and you’re going to see a lot.”
Speaking on the Apapa gridlock, he said, “It’s a work in progress. If you go to Lagos now, you will see that they have started clearing it. So for us, it’s not just to do it but to ensure that we sustain it. So sustainability is critical.
It’s to build a model where it’s sustainable and we are not also involving the big players we are also discussing with them – the shippers council, the shipping lines, NPA, NIMASA and all of them that are stakeholders in the conversations around port utility, we are settling it."