Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state has congratulated Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a former governor and the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, as he turns 69.
Sanwo-Olu in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile, on Sunday described Tinubu as a visionary leader and a rare mentor.
The governor also described Tinubu as a political pathfinder, nationalist and detribalised Nigerian who had contributed in no small measure to the socio-political and economic growth of Lagos State and Nigeria.
“He is a major stabilising factor for Nigeria’s current democratic dispensation; he left with impeccable records in Lagos State after setting the right template for economic growth and political stability.
“As pathfinder, Asiwaju charted the developmental trajectory of modern Lagos, raising the bar of governance and public service in the state and indeed, Nigeria.
“A cheerful giver who cares about the welfare of the people, Asiwaju personifies tolerance and humanity. The story of Nigeria’s democracy cannot be told without the name of the Jagaban Borgu written in gold. Thousands are today direct beneficiaries of his political benevolence,” Sanwo-Olu said.