Obviously Lagos S Gov. Akinwumi Ambode is not blessed with height, and according to him while meeting the Business Community on Economic Development of the state, his stature is getting worse.
“Am getting shorter every day but it is my life,” Ambode said at the occasion held in Lagos while explaining the challenges he faced as the governor of the economic capital of Nigeria.
The governor urged the business community to live up to their social responsibility by paying their tax regularly saying the tax received by his government was used to embark on social infrastructure across the state.
He added that it has become imperative for the state to step up its tax drive due to high interest rates that comes with obtaining loans from financial institutions.
Lamenting the lack or dearth of hospitality schools and that of artisans in the state, the governor said there were needs for them, adding that efforts must be made to bring top class hotel brands to Lagos
” We want to bring top class hotel brands to Lagos. we need to bring international brands here, the problem here is that Nigerians would say it is your own,” Ambode said.
The governor also hinted of his plan to own a football club after leaving office adding “nothing stops the state from having 20 premier league clubs.”