Obasanjo Did Nothing For Lagos - Akiolu
Oba Rilwan Akiolu has blasted former President Olusegun Obasanjo, saying he abandoned the city of Lagos during his tenure as president.
He compared Obasanjo's tenure to that of the British rule during colonial times saying: British colonial masters did nothing for Lagos, except for their commercial interest in the city.
Oba Akiolu spoke on Wednesday at the Metropolitan Club in Victoria Island, Lagos, where two books – The Life of James Pinson Labulo Davis – A Colossus of Victorian Lagos and Worthy in Character and Learning, which is a collection of lectures and addresses by the Founder of Lagoon Hospitals, Adeyemo Elebute, were presented to the public.
He noted that politics should not be mixed with the development of the state.
“The British gave us only sound administration and I pointed it out to the Queen of England when she visited Lagos during Bola Tinubu’s administration.
“Anyone coming after me to be the Oba of Lagos will do more than I can do. Although I have told my children never to think that they will succeed me because they still have a lot to learn.
They are not well grounded in the things I know. “Oba Adeyinka Oyekan taught me on a lot of things that I know and have built on those things today.
My being a policeman and lawyer helped me to become well grounded and not easily fooled in politics,” Oba Akiolu stated.