Kayode Fayemi, Governor of Ekiti State, has suggested that a law should be made to mandate incoming governments to complete all outstanding projects started by their predecessors.
Governor Fayemi, who is also the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, made the recommendation during an interview on Thursday.
According to him, governments must be motivated by the spirit to serve their people to complete all projects rather than acting on their ego and abandoning works not initiated by their administration.
He stated that the development that Lagos State is witnessing is due to the leaders’ commitment to continuity.
He added that said the projects that were started by Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti, were completed by his administration.
“We ought to have a transition law that really encourages governments that take over from other governments to as much as possible complete outstanding projects,” Governor Fayemi said on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.
“In Ekiti, because we don’t have much resources, there is likely not to be white elephant projects but there are likely to be projects that will serve the people.
“Governor Fayose started a central market in Ado Ekiti which was about 55 per cent completed when I came in 2018, and we completed the market because it’s for the people of Ekiti.
“It is not for Fayemi, it is not an ego massaging vehicle, it is about service delivery. It is about the development of our state. And that’s what informed that law.
“I hope the people that take over this state after I leave are those that have a sense of duty and a sense of patriotism to want to continue from where I stopped rather than subtract from it.
“The magic of Lagos that many people talk about now is continuity. The new governor will not come and abandon what the last government has done. He would strive.
“I think this is a culture to imbibe for the overall benefit of our country, there are so many abandoned projects in this country that it is unbelievably a waste of money, and we need to change that culture.”