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Before Tinubu Became Governor, The Fear Of Lagos Was The Beginning Of Wisdom- Kashim Shettima

The vice presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Kashim Shettima has re-emphasized the trending conversation about the development of Lagos as an attribute of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration in the state.

Tinubu was Lagos governor between 1999 and 2007. Despite being succeeded by three governors between then and now, supporters of the APC presidential candidate believe that he is the sole governor who brought the development of Lagos to the fore.

This argument was re-established on Monday by Kashim Shettima during the Lagos State Banquet organised for President Muhammadu Buhari who was on a 2-day working visit to the state.

According to the former governor of Borno state, Tinubu was key to the transformation of Lagos State.

“Before Tinubu Became Governor, The Fear Of Lagos Was Beginning Of Wisdom”. Shettima revealed.

Speaking further at the venue, the APC vice presidential candidate disclosed that Lagos was a slum before Tinubu took over.

“Lagos was a super slum but because of the quality of this man’s ideas, Lagos is now the third-largest economy in Africa. From N600m, Lagos government is now generating N61b every month as the internally generated revenue, and Lagos is now projected to be the third-largest economy by the end of the decade.” He said.

He noted that President Buhari deserves commendation for Tinubu’s emergence as the APC presidential flagbearer and described the elections are a watershed in the country’s history.

“I will urge you all to vote for the one that would sustain the legacies of President Muhammadu Buhari; for someone who has the integrity, the character, and the skillsets to catapult this nation to a higher pedestal,” Shettima added

He also dismissed claims about Tinubu’s health and age.

“We are not preparing for the Olympics but an institution that thrives on the superiority of ideas and established track records,” Shettima maintained.

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