Open letter and accolades to Foremost Political-Industrialist Bola Ahmed Tinubu, By Mike-Nifty A A

Posted by News Express | 5 September 2020 | 1,217 times

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•Mike-Nifty A A


We Africans tend to praise the deceased more than the living that is doing great and wondrous things around us. But while they keep making regular impacts around us, we are too blind to see them and divert all our attention to the negative side of them. Even you reading this article is not totally 100 per cent in your ways of life. We are only striving towards perfection in this world.

There are so many successful people in the world today that we all know. Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a foremost industrialist and Nigerian politician and the current national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC). He had previously served as the governor of Lagos State from 1999 to 2007. I will emphasise more on his achievements during his tenure as governor of Lagos State that created thousands of jobs and, till date, more jobs are still being created through the job creation channels he propounded. So it is a legacy that can never die nor be forgotten, because he laid a foundational landmark from the bottomless pit that can never wither away.

He escaped through his mother's womb on the 29th of March 1952 in the suburbs of Lagos State. He got married to the love of his life, today a renowned senator, Mrs Oluremi Tinubu, and the marriage produced five beautiful kids. Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu has a book to his name - A Toast To Excellence – which I find educatively encapsulating.

Jagaban, as he self-acclaimed, a title or you can call it an appellation or even an a.k.a, for himself, which literally means an iroko tree that can never be pulled down except God specially intervenes to pull it down. But he will never do that on his specially created species positively impacting the world around them. This piece of article is not to eulogise nor glorify in a mortal man like everyone else around the globe, but to speak the factuality of the wonderful things a great man that has come to this world to fulfill his destiny, to change the world.

Where can I start from listing out his achievements with the multiple jobs created during and after his tenure as governor of Lagos State, because the legacy he laid down were followed suit by his subordinates: from Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola to Akinwunmi Ambode and the current governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system was propounded by the 'jagaban' himself that has employed over 50,000 people; the Oriental Hotel, the defunct Intercontinental Bank, the Television Continental (TVC), the Lekki Toll-gate, and several other firms that have changed the lives of thousands of people being employed in those organisations.

I can boldly and categorically say Mr Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the only politician in Nigeria that has the best interest of Nigerians at heart industrialistically. Most former governors in Nigeria, after serving, take all the monies overseas like Switzerland banks, and that is pathetically sad. Asiwaju Tinubu is a man that will be given due accolades even after a century when the generation as at the time will enjoy most of what he's done, an eternal legacy that can never be forgotten.

The 'Jagaban' of Lagos State is the best in what he does, both politically and industrially. And Lagosians will forever cherish him like gold and silver intrinsically. When he assumed office as governor of Lagos State, multiple jobs were created by him; till date, multitudes are still benefitting from the numerous job programmess he created to eradicate poverty to some extent during his time. We all know Nigeria is overpopulated and no matter what critiques will say about politicians on infrastructural developments, et al, what and the most they've done will forever be little and tiny as a needle in the sight of every common individual. Tinubu is the only politician in Nigeria that has invested publicly in Nigeria to help the poor masses. Only God rewards. I am sure he will reward the talked-about man abundantly, amen.

Mike-Nifty, an economist, curator and public affairs analyst, can be reached on:

Source: News Express

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