Fashola Has Made Me A Proud Grandfather - Tinubu

Fashola Has Made Me A Proud Grandfather - Tinubu

The All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader and chieftain, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has expressed his happiness over Babatunde Raji Fashola’s ministerial portfolio, Vanguard reports.

Fashola Has Made Me A Proud Grandfather - Tinubu
Fashola, Tinubu


Fashola, the former governor of Lagos state, stole the show at the ministerial inauguration when he was announced as the minister for power, works and housing.

Addressing Lagosians recently at the launch of the Mile 12-Ikorodu road widening and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) operation, Tinubu said that he has no doubt that Fashola will be effective in his new ministerial assignment. He recalled how he was antagonized over the choice of Fashola as his successor.

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“We conquered the enemy when they said it was impossible through Babatunde Raji Fashola. You saw what happened when he was made minister yesterday. Lagos took the front seat. I am now a proud grandfather and I have no doubt he will succeed in that assignment.

“Leadership is about how many people you are able to bring up, build up and develop. I have many of them who are extremely gifted and talented. We are in the front row now and we will ensure that Nigeria is turned around and succeeds beyond your imagination,” he said.

The governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode, reassured the people of Lagos that he would address the issue of traffic congestion and improve road networks in the state. He also pledged his government’s commitment to the infrastructural renewal and development of the state.

“Today’s commissioning is a milestone in public transportation system in the state. It is a delivery of world class transport infrastructure that will bring comfort and convenience to commuters, particularly Ikorodu residents. It is intended to provide efficient service that will encourage patronage by the middle-class thereby reducing the number of private vehicles on our roads,” he said.

Fashola did not waste time after being sworn-in two days ago. He immediately assumed duty after the inauguration of the federal cabinet by President Muhammadu Buhari. When he got to the secretariat, he was welcomed with a loud ovation by the staff of the ministry. He stepped into his office at about 3.15 pm. He was ushered in by Mrs Grace Papka, the director in charge of human resources at the ministry.

Source: Legit.ng

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