Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu hailed his predecessor, Babatunde Fashola on the occasion of his 59th birthday describing him as a ‘pillar of support’ to the administration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the state.
Sanwo-Olu made the comment in a birthday message to the Minister of Work and Housing on Tuesday.
Fashola succeeded Tinubu as governor of Lagos State in 2007 and was re-elected in 2011. Before that, he served as the Chief of Staff in Tinubu’s administration.
Sanwo-Olu noted that Fashola’s commitment, loyalty and track records made him a worthy successor to Tinubu.
Part of the message reads, “Mr Babatunde Fashola is a true ambassador of Lagos State. He was a major pillar of support as Chief of Staff when our National Leader and Presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu was Governor of Lagos State. His commitment, loyalty and track records made him a worthy successor to Asiwaju and he built on the solid foundation.
On behalf of my dear wife Ibijoke, people of Lagos State, members of the All Progressives Congress, and indeed Nigeria as a whole, I heartily congratulate my brother and former Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) on the occasion of his 59th birthday. pic.twitter.com/DXrRpCl3OF
— Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) June 28, 2022
Sanwo-Olu succeeded Akinwunmi Ambode as Lagos state governor in 2019. He has also won the ruling All Progressives Congress governorship ticket to contest in the 2023 general election.