- Members of Lagos state House of Assemby have said that Tinubu is capable to steer Nigeria's ship of progress
- The lawmakers also congratulated Oba Elegushi at 45 for his role in peaceful coexistence
- The Assembly celebrate ex-IGP, Musiliu Smith, who recently clocked 75
The Lagos State House of Assembly has described the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as a man who Nigeria as a country currently needs.
Legit.ng reports that members of the House said this at plenary as they took time to eulogise the former governor of Lagos, who recently celebrated his 69th birthday.
Speaking at the plenary on Monday, April 19, the speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, said it had always been customary of the House to celebrate the Jagaban of Borgu on his birthday, saying that this year's celebration happened at a time the House was on recess.
Obasa, who said Tinubu had earlier been honoured by attendees at a colloquium organised in his honour, added that the comments by the lawmakers during the plenary showed how the APC national leader had impacted the lives of individuals.
He agreed with the members of the House that Tinubu remains one man that can effectively steer the Nigerian ship to make the country attain greater success in the coming years.
The speaker said:
"We all congratulate him and wish him all the good things of life. We believe strongly in him and we have the conviction that he is a worthy man that can steer the ship of this nation. It is not about religion or ethnicity, but it is about wisdom, knowledge, experience and the capacity to lead."
Earlier, Rotimi Olowo (Shomolu 1), described Tinubu as a man who understands the country and has the needed experience.
Olowo said Tinubu is a man that no one can love to hate because of his role in the advancement of the country.
A lawmaker representing Epe 1, Tobun Abiodun described Asiwaju Tinubu as a father figure to most of them, adding the he would continue to be celebrated for a long time to come.
"He is adjudged one of the most active politicians. As a father to us, we appreciate him. He recognises those who are loyal and brilliant. He is the only man that can lead this country to meet its goals."
Supporting his colleagues, Rasheed Makinde called Asiwaju Tinubu a man of the moment who believes in hunting talents and keeping them to prosper.
He said even though Tinubu has not held office for a long time, he still remains relevant because of his large heart and spirit of forgiveness.
In a related development, the House also celebrated Oba Saheed Elegushi, who was described as a monarch that has brought advancement to his Ikate land while preserving the culture and traditions of his domain.
Temitope Adewale, while moving that the traditional ruler, who recently clocked 45, be celebrated, said Oba Elegushi had kept the state proud.
The lawmaker was supported by his colleague, Desmond Elliot, who described the monarch as a 21st century monarch.
In his contribution, speaker Obasa said the young monarch had endeared himself to the people because he has shown a strong passion for the peace and progress of the state.
While praying for the traditional ruler, Obasa added that Oba Elegushi was being praised for ensuring peace in the state.
He said the commendation should be a challenge to other traditional rulers in the state to play positive roles for its growth and progress.
The House further eulogised Alhaji Musiliu Smith, a former Inspector-General of Police, IGP, who recently clocked 75.
Speaker Obasa described him as a man of peace, a quintessential Lagosian and one who often expresses his views and suggestions about the effective running of the state.
He thereafter directed the acting Clerk of the House, Barrister Olalekan Onafeko, to write a letter congratulating each of the celebrants on behalf of the Assembly.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a member of the state Assembly representing Oshodi/Isolo Constituency 2, Jude Idimogu and the state chairman of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Musliu Akinsanya, pledged unalloyed support for Tinubu's rumoured presidential ambition.
It was reported that the duo also drummed support for the speaker of the state Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa for his senatorial ambition of representing Lagos West at the National Assembly in 2023.