Tinubu: A fisher of huge men

All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain Senator Tokunbo Abiru (Lagos East) extols the virtues of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who turned 69 the day prior to this

He’s a particular person of stable conviction yet piquant to desire on disorders and admit to superior argument.

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is an enigma, a visionary leader and fisher of huge men. The winning stint he had with the oil giant, Mobil geared up him for success in politics.

Asiwaju deployed a hybrid of corporate tips of giving primacy to competence and delegation of authorities to political lieutenants to thrive within their spheres of authority.

He poached men that can aid him be triumphant. Their tribe and faith is immaterial; what issues is competence and the skill to spoil new frontiers and consolidate on the gains of the progressives.

Asiwaju Tinubu, as a visionary leader labored assiduously to redeem Lagos which turned into as soon as nearly rendered comatose beneath the militia junta.

From the near ruins, he laid a stable foundation and constructed a sustainable regime in Earnings Know-how, Healthcare, Infrastructure, Public Transport , Reform of the Judiciary and Raze Management for his successors to leverage.

The builder of up-to-the-minute Lagos knows that most gripping hands must be sourced to translate the vision into enviable realities. He wooed a Regulations Lecturer at the University of Lagos, Prof Yemi Osinbajo to public service.

He assembled a world class team of elite stars who had been doing effectively of their chosen fields. He turned into as soon as now no longer pretentious of what he desired to discontinue, he turned into as soon as deliberate the total capability.

He gathered stars like Mr Wale Edun , Dele Alake, Rauf Aregbesola, Yemi Cardoso, Babatunde Raji Fashola (BRF), Dr Tola Kasali among varied core professionals.

He recruited me to again as Finance Commissioner, beneath BRF. Asiwaju, a pan-Nigerian of first mutter looks beyond primordial ethnic consideration at extreme instances of decision making.

Ben Akabueze, an astute banker of Igbo extraction turned into as soon as thought to be for a top predicament of Commissioner of Economic Planning and Budget in Lagos, a predicament which made him eminently licensed for the most modern assignment at the Federal level as Director Authorized of Budget Plan of labor.

Asiwaju Tinubu, a grasp administrator and strategist, knew a success with no successor is a winning failure. So, he groomed boys into capable men who will proceed on the trajectory of growth and huge traits he envisioned within the Lagos Grasp notion.

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When it turned into as soon as time to lag the baton in 2007 after serving a transformational two-term as governor of Lagos Mumble, he brought an limitless well-known particular person from the clan of technocrats he had nurtured and mentored over the years. BRF turned into as soon as his Chief of Team.

Many railed at the decision of bringing an ‘unknown and untested’ technocrat to be triumphant him. He noticed what they didn’t compare and caught to his gun.

He deployed his strong political assets and structures to enthrone BRF against all gang-up and machinations. He turned into as soon as vindicated as BRF performed exceptionally to the admiration of traditional Lagosians.

BRF brought renewed power and elevated the bar of governance across the nation. BRF turned into a yardstick for size of excellence and efficiency.

What many thought turned into as soon as now no longer seemingly, Tinubu’s preferred successor made conceivable. He achieved the Bus Mercurial Transit, BRT diagram started by Tinubu. He opened the hinterlands with infrastructure. He revitalized the Public Neatly being amenities especially the Authorized Hospitals across Lagos.

BRF’s sterling efficiency turned Tinubu into a most modern day Nostradamus with unrivaled clairvoyance. The sequence of the incumbent governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu extra validates the skill of Asiwaju Tinubu to uncover the ideal decision for Lagos.

Today, now no longer a couple of of these celebrated proteges are maintaining quiet positions at the Federal and some states exterior Lagos. My humble self is a serving Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, SAN is Nigeria’s Vice President, Babatunde Fashola is a ranking minister within the Muhammadu Buhari Presidency among many others.

Asiwaju Tinubu is a living narrative whose legacies will proceed to endure even after this temporal world. Pleased 69th Birthday Sir, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu, the Jagaban Borgu.

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