A national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, said he had some worries when Governor Akinwunmi Ambode assumed office in Lagos, but is happy he has been an achiever in the face of challenges.
Tinubu spoke at the inauguration of some road networks in Alimosho area of Lagos by Ambode, as he (Tinubu) turned 65.
“I was worried hell when you took over, not about your credibility, character or capacity, but because, however wise or smart a man is, if there are no resources to back the ideas, production would be zero, progress would be zero.
“When you (Ambode) took over, I know you inherited a burden of debt. The debt profile of Lagos was high, I was wondering how you will re-engineer and face the challenges to make progress.
“Today, I can see your report card; you have scored well, you have shown prudence especially in the use of resources of the state.
“You didn’t disappoint us. Ambode is silently achieving, religiously executing and brilliantly giving results for Lagos State.”
According to him, all that Ambode has achieved so far, is a reflection of a very good governor who is a thinker and a doer.
“When you combine the two qualities, there is no way you will not have development and progress for the people and for yourself.
“Akinwunmi Ambode has reflected that clearly here today. I want to say thank you because experience is a great teacher and I am experienced. I am on the spot and I have watched things in Lagos since my tenure ended,’’ he said.
Tinubu said that all over Lagos, everyone could see the results. He said everyone could see what was happening at Oshodi, stating that the place had become more of a construction site.
The APC chieftain said he was glad that what used to be a den of robbers was wearing a new look with what was going on there now.
“Ambode is very quiet, very peaceful, not a noise maker, but he is delivering on the job.
“Today, you (Ambode) have given me a good birthday present. This is a great opportunity for me to be very proud again,” he said.
Tinubu was honoured with the inauguration of a Primary Health Centre and the construction of a network of roads within the boundaries of Lagos and Ogun by the state government.
Ambode said that he was elated that Lagos was celebrating Tinubu, a visionary leader, who he described as the brain behind the 21st century Lagos.
“We have decided to honour him by commissioning the construction of a network of roads within the boundaries of Lagos and Ogun States.
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