Govs Fayemi, Sanwo-Olu congratulate Tinubu At 70

Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Dr. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti Sate, his counterpart in Lagos, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu have congratulated National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his 70th birthday.
Dr. Fayemi said God has been very kind to Asiwaju Tinubu for attaining the landmark age in good  health and sound mind.
The Governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, described Asiwaju Tinubu as a celebrated democtat, pragmatic leader, and visionary statesman who has an insatiable appetite for championing good causes in pursuit of a better Nigeria.
The Governor noted that Asiwaju Tinubu played a pivotal role in the fight against military dictatorship, de-annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election and has continued to play significant roles in sustaining the current democratic experience in the country.
Describing Asiwaju Tinubu as a dogged fighter in the causes he believes in, Dr Fayemi said the former Lagos Governor had, through his actions and engagements, inspired many to stand up and be counted in the areas of political participation and excellent service  delivery.
The Governor who also described Asiwaju Tinubu as a pathfinder for a modern Lagos State said his legacies in the nation’s Centre of Excellence have been acknowledged as template for good governance in Nigeria.
Dr. Fayemi prayed God to grant Asiwaju Tinubu long life and good health for more selfless service to the nation and humanity at large.
“For Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, its been 70 years of immeasurable grace and remarkable service to humanity. He deserves all the celebration and accolades as he joins the exclusive club of Septuagenarians in good health and sound mind.
” On behalf of my wife Bisi, the Government and good people of Ekiti State, I wish the ‘Jagaban’ a happy birthday and pray that the Almighty God grant him many more years in good health to continue to contribute to nation building.
Also, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, has congratulated the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on his 70th birthday. 

He described Asiwaju Tinubu as “visionary, consistent, loyal, enigmatic and master strategist” whose democratic credentials are scholarly materials for study in political economy.

Asiwaju Tinubu, a leading presidential aspirant in APC and first Governor of Lagos State in the present Fourth Republic will clock 70 on March 29. 

Governor Sanwo-Olu in a congratulatory message issued on Monday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, said Asiwaju Tinubu is very consistent in his thoughts and actions about the development of Lagos State and Nigeria. 

He said Tinubu has donated the greater part of his adult life for service to humanity as well as Lagos State and Nigeria, considering his contribution to democracy and good governance, especially the role he played during the aborted Third Republic and the struggle for the enthronement of democratic government after the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.  

He said: “Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, like a colossus bestrides Nigeria’s socio-political space with vigour and vision. He stood firmly on the side of the Nigerian people, even at the risk of losing his life and personal belongings during the dark days of the military junta. A position he took along with other progressives during the annulment of the June 12 struggle led to the end of the military interregnum and was replaced with normal government, which we all enjoy today. 

“With the return to democracy, Asiwaju displayed political astuteness, courage and sagacity to save Nigeria from degenerating into a one-party state. 

“His financial wizardry and economic intellect, which he put to good use as the Governor of Lagos State, has taken our dear State to a greater height. Today, Lagos is the pride of Nigeria, occupying an enviable position as the fifth largest economy in Africa. 

“There are not many leaders in contemporary Nigeria that are as detribalised as Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, whose heart accommodates every section of the country. 

“On behalf of my darling wife, Ibijoke and the good people of Lagos State, as well as leaders and members of the All Progressives Congress, I wish our National Leader a happy birthday, long life, and sound health for him to continue his service to Nigeria,” Governor Sanwo-Olu prayed.

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