Former governor of Lagos State and National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has revealed that former Nigeria president, Olusegun Obasanjo helped develop Lagos.
The former governor made the revelation during the commissioning of the newly built edifice of the Ondo Internal Revenue Service in Akure on Saturday.
He praised Governor Rotimi Akeredolu for the recommendable works accomplished in Ondo State.
Tinubu said, “Governor Akeredolu is to be commended for leading the state along this intelligent path of the agricultural revolution. As such, you should repose even greater confidence in him. There is no doubt that Ondo State will be better for it at the end of the day. He has also embarked on important social welfare programmes.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the wisdom of his viewpoint for we must do more to improve our public health system. Your governor has pledged to establish an efficient system where all the people in this state will be given clear access to basic health care. If we are truly intent on forming a progressive society, the government must lead the way in providing fundamental health care to those who cannot afford it themselves,” he said.
The former governor of Lagos said the withholding of allocation to Lagos State during Olusegun’s tenure and his (Tinubu) tenure as Lagos state governor, challenged him to be creative and self-sustaining that has amounted in Lagos now being the fifth largest economy in Africa.
Tinubu went on to emphasis the need for unity at all levels of Government.