The president is not materialistic- Akiolu

Oba of Lagos, Riliwanu Akiolu I has said that President
Muhammadu Buhari is not a materalistic public officer.
He stated this while addressing a-3-day Conference of Speakers of
the 36 state Houses of Assembly who paid him a courtesy visit in
his palace in Lagos yesterday as part of activities for the 2018
Conference of Speakers which commenced in Friday in Lagos.
The speakers were led by the chairman of the conference and
speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hons. Ismaila
Kamba and Mudashiru Obasa respectively.
He said, “God loves this country and we are very lucky. My appeal
to you, my sons and daughters is that let peace return to this
country. Nigeria is not going to break. If all of us will cooperate
together, Nigeria will move forward. We are all one and we should
regard ourselves as that.
“If you watch the life of President Buhari, he is not materialistically
minded like the other people. Cooperate with the national
government. I believe in the corporate existence of Nigeria,” Akiolu
urged the speakers on the challenges facing Buhari’s
administration.
Saying that former president Olusegun Obasanjo political party
was dead on arrival, AKiolu said Obasanjo is a very intelligent and
hard-working man but he is also very wicked.
The Oba, who noted that politicians were the same, urged
Nigerians to watch as 2019 elections approaches.
Urging the speakers to see the giant strides of the Lagos Assembly
and Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode, Akiolu said that number one
problem of Lagos was the concession of Apapa Port.
The Oba, who said that Lagos has some peculiar issues added: “I
beg all of you, give Lagos Special Status. You have seen our
problem. This is not politics”.
He urged the politicians to have the welfare of the citizens at heart
and ensure security of lives and property.
The Oba, who advocated funding for security agencies, called for
cooperation in the area of intelligence for security agencies to end
the ongoing security challenges facing the country.
He commended Ambode for massive investments in security,
saying that he had not hidden the fact that Ambode would serve
the second term as governor.
The traditional ruler urged media practitioners to be professionally
and avoid sensational reports in a bid to build a strong and united
country.
Kamba, the Speaker, Kebbi State House of Assembly, said that
apart from deliberations on national issues, the conference would
discuss the autonomy for the legislatures.
Obasa described Akiolu as a mentor, counsellor, father and
benefactor, who had dedicated his life to public service.
Obasa, who noted that the state was hosting the conference of
Speakers for the second time, said that the conference aimed at
discussing national issues as it affects various states.
He said that Akiolu had worked to ensure peace and tranquility in
the state, noting that the Oba has contributed immensely to the
states’ political development.
He urged other speakers to support the quest for special status for
Lagos State.

3 Comments

  1. Good update

  2. fact

  3. Ok

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