Lagos is fortunate enough to have visionary governors.
Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says Lagos is the luckiest state in Nigeria to be governed by the Visonarians.
Since its return to democracy in 1999, Lagos has been ruled by four people: Bola Tinubu, Babatunde Fashola, Akinwunmi Ambode, and incumbent governor Babajide Sanvo-Olu.
Speaking at the final meeting of the 2021 Lagos Economic Summit, Ehingbeti on Thursday, El Rufai said Lagos is still lucky in terms of leadership.
He said that if Lagos were a country, it would have a higher gross domestic product (GDP) than many African countries.
El Rufai added that the Southwest State is a model for Kaduna, saying he hopes Lagos will become an excellent state for ease of doing business.
“If Lagos were a country, it would have a larger GDP than many African countries. For us residents of Kaduna State, Lagos is a model that we follow. You started tax reform in Lagos even before we started some of our reforms. We are committed to Lagos’s competitive advantage in many areas and are committed to implementing reforms that will bring us closer to what Lagos has achieved, ”he said.
“Lagos has been blessed with many good governors. The reforms initiated by Bola Governor Ahmed Tinubu continue to benefit the people of Lagos. Other states have not been so fortunate to have one after the other visionary governors from Tinubu to Fashola to Amboda, and now my brother, who is opening up new opportunities to advance Lagos.
“We are all for not only the growth and development of Lagos, but also for the resumption of the October #EndSARS protests. We strongly support the reconstruction of Lagos. We are proud of Lagos as the largest African metropolis and the engine of growth for the entire country.
“Kaduna is number one in ease of doing business. I can’t wait for Lagos to be number two or even overtake us. The better Lagos, the better Nigeria. The fate of Nigeria cannot be separated from the fate of Lagos. “
In response to El Rufai’s speech, Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu thanked his colleague Kaduna for his remark.
He thanked the governor for his efforts in his state and in Nigeria in general, adding that “healthy competition” between the two states is a positive development.
Source: – Cable