June 11, 2024

Tinubu never built Lagos; his govt not getting anything right — Lamido



By Miftaudeen Raji

A former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has said that President Bola Tinubu did not build the modern Lagos State.

Lamido stated this in an interview Channels Television’s Politics Today on Monday.

Also, he said President Tinubu’s government does not have the inability to get things right in Nigeria.

Recall that Tinubu served as the governor of Lagos, Nigeria’s economic capital, from 1999 to 2007.

He has be revered as a visionary politician, responsible for laying the foundation for the modern Lagos State.

However, Lamido, a member of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said Lagos, being former Nigeria’s capital, enjoyed huge Federal Government’s presence.

He said: “I knew Tinubu when he was under SDP; when he was the secretary of the party. I also knew him as governor of Lagos State.

“I know him very well and I know his capacity, I know what he can do and what he cannot do.

“Luckily today, he is there on top of the country. He never built Lagos.

“Lagos was built with Nigerian money. I mean the ports, the airport, the bridges.  So, when you say Tinubu built Lagos; he never built Lagos.” 

… rates FG

Furthermore, the former Jigawa governor rated the present government poorly.

“The government is doing almost everything wrong,” he said of Tinubu-led Federal Government.

Also, Lamido faulted the Lagos-Calabar coastal road project amid the clamour for a new minimum wage by the Organised Labour.

According to him, if the government of Tinubu can embark on the project and with prudent management of resources, Nigeria can easily pay a new minimum wage as demanded by labour leaders.

“There is money in Nigeria. If they do it (Lagos-Calabar coastal road), they can pay any minimum wage,” he said.

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