The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has declared that he turned Lagos from a jungle to a megacity during his tenure as the governor of the state from 1999 to 2007.
In a programme that aired on Channels TV on Friday night, Tinubu said he laid the foundation that all other Lagos State governors after him built upon and are still building on to make the state what it is today.
He said, “When I came in as governor of Lagos State in 1999, Lagos was a jungle. It was a completely uncivilised environment. There were refuse dumps everywhere, schools without roofs, hospitals without ambulances and oxygen tanks to save lives. It was in a very bad state.
The news headline has stirred mixed reactions among Facebook users, Read some of the reactions from Nigerians that come across the headline on Facebook:
1. The two key questions to be asked from these three men leading the front in their respective political party should focus on the issue based questions i.e ‘security and how to improve our Economy’ rather than all the noise that is flying in the air.
2. Tinubu is a selfless leader. When his colleagues were stealing their states money to UAE and UK, he was busy bring investors through PPP and PSP and grooming leaders to continue his long term visions. Nigeria right now need such selfless leader to lay foundation of greater Nigeria.
3. You governed lagos for just 8 years and you think it was you that made lagos what it is today???Tell us roads constructed under your watch????