From Eromosele Ebhomele
The national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is one of the blessings God has endowed Nigeria with, the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Mudashiru Obasa, said on Monday.
Obasa made the declaration in a congratulatory message to Tinubu who just clocked 69.
“In you, Nigeria has a human gift from God and I dare say that your potentials are yet to be fully harnessed by our great country.
“A leader of leaders, almost 21 years after leaving office as governor of Lagos State, you have not only remained a reference point, you have become a phenomenon, one of the most important factors in the politics of Nigeria and parts of the world as well as a consistent topic for political players, analysts and stakeholders in the Nigerian project.
“Your passion for the unity of Nigeria is incomparable. No wonder you are held very high across the country and constantly described as a unifying force for the nation’s continued growth and progress,” Obasa said in the statement issued by his media office.
The Speaker described Tinubu as a ‘political mathematician’ whose ability to solve equations with deftness and sagacity has resulted in major successes including the presidential elections of 2015 and 2019 recorded by Nigeria.
He also noted Tinubu’s intelligent contributions and advice to the country’s government at intervals, especially at periods when solutions are needed to resolve biting national challenges.
“It is absolutely difficult to find any area of positive growth and development in many parts of Nigeria without your imprint. You are a hunter of men and talents and we remain proud to be associated with you.
“A father figure, we know that every of your activity, action, thoughts and words are geared towards a better Nigeria for us and for generations unborn. This is the reason many are now optimistic that you would effectively steer the ship of Nigeria’s progress right from 2023.
“Hearty congratulations from me and my colleagues at the Lagos State House of Assembly. We wish you continued strength, health and capacity to remain of service to God and humanity,” Obasa prayed.