- All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate and National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has congratulated Babatunde Fashola on his 59th birthday
- Tinubu hailed Fashola for his outstanding public service record as a former governor of Lagos State and as a minister
- Also, Babajide Sanwo-Olu congratulated Fashola, describing him as a true ambassador of Lagos state
The presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has hailed a former governor of the state, Babatunde Fashola, on his 59th birthday.
Tinubu who celebrated the current Minister of Works and Housing said Fashola brought passion to his role as a minister.
According to Tinubu, many projects of the current administration as been delivered as a result of the handwork of Fashola.
In a statement by his media office, Asiwaju Tinubu said:
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“I specially congratulate the Honourable Minister, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), for celebrating another birthday on earth.
“It is particularly inspiring that he is still waxing stronger in the service of our country. Before his current national assignment, he had demonstrated his special talent as a leader, manager and outstanding public administrator as governor of Lagos State.
“It is worthy of praise that since he joined the Federal Cabinet, the former governor of Lagos State has brought the same energy, creativity and uncommon passion to his job and Nigerians can see the results in the infrastructural revolution of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration."
Also, Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, congratulated the former Lagos state governor.
Sanwo-Olu, who was commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions during Babatunde Fashola administration in Lagos state said in a statement his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile read in part:
“On behalf of my adorable wife Ibijoke, the good people of Lagos State as well as leaders and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), I heartily congratulate my brother and one of my predecessors, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) on the occasion of his 59th birthday.
“Mr. Babatunde Fashola is a true ambassador of our dear Lagos State. He was a major pillar of support as Chief of Staff when our National Leader and Presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu was Governor of Lagos State. His commitment, loyalty and track records made him a worthy successor to Asiwaju and he built on the solid foundation and master plan laid down by our leader."
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Meanwhile, Imo state governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, has reacted to the certificates saga of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.
According to Governor Uzodimma, the issue would have been since resolved if the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) record-keeping is efficient, and its server functional.
He said there would have been no need for Tinubu to make fresh submissions of his documents. The governor made the comment after his thank you visit to President Muhammadu Buhari, for approving the hosting of the Army Day celebration in Owerri, the Imo state capital.