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Tinubu eulogises Sanwo-Olu at Pen Cinema Flyover Commissioning

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has described Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu as a worthy leader who has justified the mandate given to him to govern the state.

The former governor of the state who spoke on Friday at the opening of the Pen Cinema flyover in Agege Local Government Area said the party’s choice to present Sanwo-Olu was never a mistake and not regretted.

Tinubu said Sanwo-Olu was presented as the party’s governorship candidate due to the failure of the previous administration.

He said: “Sometime in 2017/2018, the ship of this state seemed to have headed in the very wrong direction. History has it that we came together during the election and chose a democratic candidate and government.

“They asked who Babajide Sanwo-Olu was and we answered them that you will soon find out.

“Since Babajide Sanwo-Olu became the captain of the ship of our state, he has turned it in the right direction for progress, development and good leadership qualities.

“Both Sanwo-Olu and Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat and the executive members, have demonstrated unequal determination to redevelop and rebuild, for the people of Lagos State, a fine and determined united government for the progress and quality of life of our people.

“Thank you for not letting us down. You have shown today that we have you exclusively.

“We have a team led by Sanwo-Olu, partnered by Hamzat, building Lagos back to progress to showcase that where a steady hand and mind is, and no matter the economic turbulence, you will always steady the ship and make progress, and bring prosperity out of adversity.

“Instead of showing demonstration of frustration, you put your hand on the plough and not looked back since then, and Lagos has become one giant construction site.

“We thank you for not letting us down, for being who you are and what we believe you are since the beginning of this administration and before your election.”

Also speaking at the event, Sanwo-Olu said the commissioning of the bridge coincided with his 648 days in office, saying it is a big achievement for his administration.

The governor said the completion of the bridge was a promise fulfilled to Lagosians as it will bring more economic benefits and faster travel time for the Agege environment and the state at large.

“We stand here with a lot of positive memories because we are here to deliver a landmark project. The Agege Pen cinema bridge will bring growth to businesses and activities in the area will lead to progress and development of the state,” he said.

“When the bridge was under construction, it provided employment for 350 engineers, and thousands of artisans and high number of unskilled labourers.”

The state governor said the flyover bridge would bring more opportunities to Agege, its environs and enhance further growth of the state.

“Agege deserves more, we will go back and see how all of the infrastructure from Ojodu Berger, the road brings relief and bring positive development to this neighbourhood,” Mr Sanwo-Olu added.

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