June 12, 2011

Fashola hosts Kwankwaso, wants govs to build partnership

Governor Babatunde  Fashola of Lagos State played host to his Kano State counterpart, Dr Rabiu Musa Kwakwanso, with an assertion that the kind of partnership which the visit engenders should be forged across the 36 states of the federation.

Fashola, who spoke at the Lagos House, Ikeja during a courtesy call on him by Kwakwanso,  added that Nigeria will not prosper by what is done from the Federal Capital Territory alone but by development that takes place in each state. While congratulating the governor for the visit which he described as a sign of the future, he assured him of the fullest support at all levels of government in Lagos State.

He identified rapid urbanization as one of the issues confronting governments in both states, stressing that their commercial allure puts a lot of pressure on government and social service. “We can develop a synergy on how best to manage this urban challenge that really tasks the limits, endurance and ingenuity of our city managers”, he added.

Speaking earlier, Kwakwanso, who said he has had a long relationship with several leaders in Lagos State, said he was at Alausa to compare notes and see how both states could work together.

He added that Lagos and Kano States do have a lot in common and must be willing to learn from one another to make the country a better place.