Blame Obasanjo for Lagos infrastructure decay —Akiolu

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BY OLASUNKANMI AKONI & MONSUR OLOWOOPEJO

Lagos—The recent political shuttle by President Goodluck Jonathan seems to be yielding fruits as the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu I, one of the monarchs he visited in the South West, yesterday, said that residents of Lagos should desist from blaming the president over infrastructure deficit  in the state, rather, former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo should be held responsible.

Meanwhile, Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State and former Pro-Chancellors of Bauchi and Abuja universities; Mrs. Gbolahan Abisogun-Alo and Professor Adeyemo Elebute respectively stressed the importance of history in national development.

They spoke at the public presentation of the book titled; “The life of James Pinson Labulo Davies: A colossus of Victorian Lagos and Worthy in character and learning,” authored by Prof. Elebute at the Metropolitan Club, Lagos.

Akiolu lamented that the eight  years administration of Obasanjo which begun in 1999 and ended in 2007 denied the state of its due rights.
According to the Oba, “I told the President about six days ago that no one should play politics with development.

Jonathan with the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, during the President's visit to Oba in Lagos yesterday.

Jonathan with the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, during the President’s visit to Oba in Lagos yesterday.

“Many of the problems for which we are blaming him, although he has his own challenges, were created by the Obasanjo’s administration.”

 

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