Human rights lawyer, Dr. Tunji Abayomi on Friday said Lagos state has the potential to become like Dubai but that it’s impossible because of massive corruption going on in the state.
According to him, Lagos State will make significant progress if corruption in the state is reduced by just 10 percent.
Speaking in an interview with Independent, Abayomi, who is a chieftain of APC, also described the Lagos State civil service as the most corrupt civil service in the world, saying it is time to have a reformation of governance in Lagos and the entire South West.
While adding that state governments in the South West are too corrupt, he said he had to force some officials in a particular ministry in the state’s civil service to return the sum of N4m which they illegally collected from a poor union in the state.
“I think it (South West) needs to be more diversified and accommodating to diverse opinion. The same people that are there remained there and continued there. It is not expanding to accommodate new thoughts. Because of that, it is not advancing.