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Ambode describes Economist's article as 'reckless'

12 November 2015, 13:03

Abuja - The Lagos State Government has described as “reckless” and “slanderous” an article published in the latest edition of the Economist magazine which blamed Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, for the worsening traffic and increase in criminal activities in the state, Premium Times reports.

Lagos state commissioner for information and strategy, Steve Ayorinde, issued an impassioned rebuttal to the recent swipe taken at the governor by The Economist, for the deteriorating traffic and security condition in the state.

According to the Lagos state spokesman, the report also did not take into account the bigger picture of an emerging reform policy, designed to address the larger concerns in the management of security, traffic and the environment.

Also read: 'Ambode lacks solution to Lagos robberies, traffic'

Ayorinde said the article ignored the bigger picture of an emerging “reform policy, designed to address the larger concerns in the management of security, traffic and the environment

Ayorinde further explained that it was inaccurate and preposterous for the article to suggest that Governor Ambode cut the powers of traffic controllers by banning them from impounding cars which it concluded that it had made officers reluctant to enforce the rules.

He stated that Governor Ambode has shown his capacity to improve on the fortunes of the state and has mapped out workable strategies in the area of security, transportation and economic sustainability in the face of harsh national economic realities.

Read more at Premium Times

- News 24


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