- Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has congratulated one of Lagos state's former governors, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu
- Sanwo-Olu on the occasion of Tinubu's 69th birthday described him as a visionary leader and rare mentor
- According to him, the APC national leader has made immense contribution to the development of Nigeria
The governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said that Nigeria’s democracy cannot be told without the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Daily Trust reports that Sanwo-Olu made this known in a statement to celebrate Tinubu as he turns 69 on Monday, March 29.
According to the governor, Tinubu has contributed to the development of Nigeria in no small measure, adding that thousands are today direct beneficiaries of his political acts of kindness.
He went on to describe the former governor as a cheerful giver, visionary leader, and rare mentor with exceptional abilities, The Cable reports.
While noting that Tinubu left impeccable records in Lagos state after setting the right template for economic growth and political stability when he was the governor, Sanwo-Olu said the APC leader is a political pathfinder, nationalist and detribalised Nigerian.
Buhari conveyed his heartfelt wishes to his political ally in a message signed by presidential spokesman Garba Shehu on Sunday, March 28.
Buhari affirmed that the former governor has inspired many leaders and continues to nurture talents for the benefit of the country.
In a related development, President Buhari will chair the colloquium to celebrate the 69th birthday of Tinubu.
The Nigerian leader will preside virtually over the event which is being organised by the office of the vice-president, Yemi Osinbajo.
The theme is, ‘Our Common Bond, Our Common Wealth: The Imperative Of National Cohesion For Growth And Prosperity’. The event, which is the 12th in the series of the Bola Tinubu Colloquium, will hold virtually on Monday, March 29, 2021.
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