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#ThankYouBRF: Lagosians on Twitter Bid Farewell to Gov. Fashola with Heartwarming Messages




By this time tomorrow, Babatunde Fashola will no longer be governor of Lagos State, as Akinwunmi Ambode will assume the role of new governor.

Some Lagosians took to Twitter to say farewell to Fashola, and thank him for his service using hashtag #ThankYouBRF:


  1. @edDREAMZ

    May 28, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said..
    Am base in Niger state so this matter no concern me…..

    • Truthman

      May 28, 2015 at 7:45 pm

      then why your mumu head open the link nah, you still had time to comment. Enjoy your sunny, and dusty Niger servant.

    • A Real Nigerian

      May 28, 2015 at 8:57 pm

      So what if Niger is sunny and dusty? So, because you think you’re Lagosian, you have the right to discriminate any other state? You’re a loser.

    • A Real Nigerian

      May 28, 2015 at 8:59 pm

      -you think

    • mrs chidukane

      May 28, 2015 at 9:25 pm

      Ah ah @Truthman, there was no need to be rude and please don’t come for my Jupiter brother if not I will come for you, no doubt.

  2. Moji

    May 28, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    Simple as that. You do well they appreciate you, you perform poorly they ridicule you.
    In other news: hope the heat isn’t too much for Yusuf? He should have enough rest. We need bae fresh for tomorrow.

  3. bunmi

    May 28, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    See mata

  4. Gistyinka Blog

    May 28, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    This man is true leader of our time, it’s the real change Nigeria want, because the defunct AC used him as their marketing man strategic at the early stage.

    The real transformer of our time. #ThankYouBRF

  5. Manny

    May 28, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    He sure deserves the accolade.

  6. Funsho

    May 28, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Aww Fashola

    God bless you and your lineage

    I pray someday you will be president and do way better Amen

  7. Ebi

    May 28, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    Funsho… I second your prayer, I almost cried reading all this, I don’t live in Lagos but visit from time to time and I must say his impact was felt… #WElldoneBRF

  8. Ima Richards

    May 28, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    Awesome BRF! Thank you the best 8 years ever! You da BOSS!. I wish there could be a 3rd term. Please in the long run, abeg run for president! Lol.

  9. tony

    May 28, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Thank you BRF!!!

  10. tish

    May 28, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    He definitely deserves it. There was an obvious improvement during his leadership.

  11. ChicadimplesNG

    May 28, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    For making Lagos enviable…
    For d beautiful flowers on our roads
    For PSP truck dat takes care of my refuse even wen am not at home #ThankYouBRF

  12. i no send

    May 28, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    for decongesting oshodi and making us believe in good governance again…thank u fashola

  13. Ada Nnewi

    May 28, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    BRF well done!!!

  14. ShineShineShine

    May 28, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    But make we talk true shaaa………… Godswill Akpabio is the best Governor in terms of infrastructural development. While Amaechi of Rivers State is one of the worst. I lived in Phc and paid sacrilegious/scandalous tax for nothing nothing.. The only people who will say thank you to Amaechi are politicians and their families. The evil men do………

    • kookie

      May 28, 2015 at 9:32 pm

      Whilst I agree that Akpabio is a good governor, he did not deal with the population that BRF had to deal with. And that makes BRF the top guy for me.

    • Lotana

      May 29, 2015 at 2:16 am

      Civilised view not those ones dat call others name when they disagree with you. @Kookie hi5!

    • cindy

      May 28, 2015 at 9:36 pm

      Infrastructures won’t save luves. Emergency lines and ambulances do. This is Fashola’s thread, don’t try to undermine his achievements. When you see a thread dedicated to Akpabio, praise hin there.

    • ShineShineShine

      May 29, 2015 at 12:39 am

      Pls. Stay in ur lane. And the word is “Infrastructure” ITK

    • YettydKat

      May 29, 2015 at 1:47 am

      @Cindy, and so what if this is Fashola’s thread? Must everyone agree Fashola did well? There are thousands of Lagosians who think otherwise. I am a Lagosian and l don’t think he did well. So, pls. sit ur ignorant ass on a stadium full of seats.

    • Shobie

      May 29, 2015 at 2:02 am

      Pls. pls. I disagree. He is not. Some people have never travelled out of Lagos. I am not saying you hvn’t but for some of us who hv, Akpabio is the best. I live in Lekki and every morning on my way to work on the Island, and back home l cuss Fashola. So, do l think he is the best? Hell NO!

    • Hian

      May 28, 2015 at 10:08 pm

      Akpabio tried…this is about BRF…he is truly the best Gov. Isnt Akpabio owing salaries…

    • Lewa

      May 29, 2015 at 2:08 am

      Fashola, Mr. Chop and clean mouth! Oju ole reee, Ole! I said so bite me!!

    • Free Spirit

      May 29, 2015 at 9:07 am

      Please don’t include Godswill Apkabio. The Federal allocation that states receives is enough to build a new Dubai in 4 years.

    • nonye

      May 29, 2015 at 9:09 am

      I would disagree, it depends on what you think is important. Akpabio spent time building an airport, an e-library, fly-overs and basically doing up the state capital to a great deal. Amaechi built lovely schools in every community and village in Rivers State. In one of those communities which I recently visited and could only access by boat, the school is one of the best buildings. Amaechi adopted a more grassroots approach to development. The debt incurred by Akpabio for the state is collosal

  15. Colour Purple

    May 28, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    My Governor, My Governor!!!!!!! God bless you and yours!

  16. Diesel

    May 28, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    ??? BRF the best of our time. Thanks 4 a job well done. May God reward u exceedingly . We love & appreciate ur not thanking u 4 granted like ur other colleagues did. See u in greater places.

  17. Diesel

    May 28, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    We appreciate ur not taking us 4 granted

  18. Iris

    May 28, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    BRF for the win! Please rest well and come back and run for president.

  19. A Real Nigerian

    May 28, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    So what if Niger is sunny and dusty? So, because you’re Lagosian, you have the right to discriminate any other state? You’re a loser.

  20. Olori Tari

    May 28, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    Baba ni governor wa. Thank you BRF, you deserve this and more. Now get that role in this new administration…ah you will be missed in Lagos state regardless. For the hospitals alone and the treatment/payment of staff amongst many others…I’m so proud. You have set the standard…upwards and upwards we go! Ambode over to you…#APC4Show #APCiknow

    And of course the Jagaban himself I trust to be on Ambode’s tail to deliver ?

  21. Reverse

    May 28, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    Goodbye BRF, you had a great PR team who constantly washed you clean and made us believe you brought heaven down! The okada riders association are glad you’re going, doctors you sacked are glad you’re going, market associations are glad you’re almost gone, taxi drivers can’t forget the faceless agents who constantly harassed them for unreceipted taxes! The residents of Ajeromi and ‘untush’ areas of Lagos who didn’t qualify for roadworks and beautication bid you farewell. You are at best average for the cosmetic surgery you did to Lagos, while enriching yourself and BAT through it all. I trust you’d leave your PR team for Ambode to continue the washing while Tinubu continues looting Lagos dry.

    Welldone Sullivan Chime, Shettima of Katsina, Godswill Akpabio; the press may not have celebrated you but those without wool over their eyes know those who really worked. You may not be trending or have hashtags in your honour but no need wasting taxpayers money on twitter overlords. All the best.

    • ShineShineShine

      May 28, 2015 at 10:05 pm

      BN, I want to lv @Reverse more than once naaa….

    • Hian

      May 28, 2015 at 10:10 pm

      Yah yah yah…not everyone will like BRF. Good leadership is good leadership. Chime did well, his Constituents will show gratitude…hopefully. Same with Akpabio and Katsina. You will be alright.

    • ShineShineShine

      May 29, 2015 at 12:42 am

      Ofcouse, l will be alright but will you?

    • chichi

      May 29, 2015 at 3:06 am

      @Reverse, PREACH!!! I like fashola a lil but he is so overrated..geez

    • GrandKhaleepha

      May 29, 2015 at 7:54 am

      Shettima of Katsina? (Shema) i’m getting you, You want to ride okada in New York? i’m getting you! the safety that brought and the reduction in accidents? the doctors that want get paid for going on strike too? yes? this isn’t or wasn’t a PR thing. it is clear testimony, travel time kept going down, the city became safer, conducive and other things. go to Katsina and invest? na? Enugu? na? oh you must want to invest in Akwa Ibom too? not dusting off the efforts of these blokes, but you can’t dust off BRF’s as well with decisions that would only allow Lagos grow in justice and in fairness!

    • Kili

      May 29, 2015 at 12:03 pm

      Thank you. A lot of people think he banned Okada just coz he wanted to. It was an effort towards saving lives. Rate of motorcycle accidents has dropped drastically. Let’s be fair in critising.

    • whatwillbewillbe

      May 29, 2015 at 10:31 am

      Thank you Reverse. And to think I was a diehard fan of BRT. I wish he didn’t compromise, anyway bye bye Fashola, youdecieved Lagosians and Nigerians credibly.

    • Jhennique

      May 29, 2015 at 3:31 pm

      MAdam calm down. breathe! the guy is not God. He cant do everything. Do you realise that Lagos state had to multiply the revenue from the fed govt to be able to achieve this much? which means taxex, taxes and more taxes. Wasnt it you all who cussed the guy out when he started demolishing substandard homes?
      he moves one leg and you all are ready to cast stones. Enyia please before you comment try to be rational. No body is saying other governors didnt do well but for the dilapidated state lagos was in before Fash arrived and now my dear your talk is baseless!

      I know how much he did in just my area alone, Hom much much much better life is. We used to dread the rains, now we just dont care, A governor who abides by his own traffic laws. Taked Keke Napep, doesnt use a convoy to move around with sirens and disturbing the peace. Look at the way he handled Ebola.
      My sister abeg take seat! if he achieved this much with all the opposition then he truly deserves the praise. Nansense!

    • Jhennique

      May 29, 2015 at 3:37 pm

      Correction: *took keke napep*. See typo oh! Jesu! LOL

    • Jhennique

      May 29, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      *Takes keke napep”

    • Yemisilv

      May 30, 2015 at 11:34 am

      I see you were living in a pangolin house that soaks in rain water. Ode. So,be so he constructed roads in ur neighbourhood everyone should agree with you. I begi go and hide ur ignorant self. Like someone here said, people like you think Banana Island is anode country. Olodo

    • Jhennique

      June 1, 2015 at 9:08 am

      by the way you talk its not replying you. You are obviously a lowlife and i will not come down to your level. next please!

    • Jhennique

      June 1, 2015 at 9:12 am

      by the way you talk its not worth it replying you. You are obviously a lowlife and i will not come down to your level. next please!

  22. 4hh

    May 28, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    i will say partial thank for equipping lastma official to extort us. And a big thank you for marrying a humble woman as your wife.

    • Jhennique

      May 29, 2015 at 3:36 pm

      how is the LASTMA corruption his fault nitori olohun?

  23. marix

    May 28, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    God will never let u down……..#ThankyouBRF

  24. JosTiFieD

    May 28, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    You have indeed done your best to take lagos to where it is,may God continue to guide you and continue to bless you where ever you go and in what ever do. # THANKYOUBRF.

  25. Lady Cate of Nigeria

    May 28, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    Thank you BRF for touching every sphere of government in Lagos.
    For the 10 maternal and child care centres you built and properly equipped scattered all over Lago + Ayinke house, the ‘grandest’ of them all, we say Thank you.

  26. ememobong

    May 29, 2015 at 8:00 am

    I swear I wish it was this man being sworn in as president today but nothing spoil. The vision is for an appointed time. God’s speed!

  27. Mcmeffy

    May 29, 2015 at 8:41 am

    Thank you bRF for making lagos homely. It was u we saw during the floods and health crisis. Thank u for saving the tenants from the hands of shylock landlords. GBU

  28. Naked

    May 29, 2015 at 8:52 am

    The versatile governor, he knows lagos like the back of his hand. So articulate!

  29. esther akajiaku fadoju

    May 29, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Wao to God be the glory Baba Fashola, tank God for you and may God bless you and may these good works God have used you to do in Lagos continue with the incoming government n I pray God shall continue to use you for the rest of your days on earth. Baba Fash we go miss you, a truly detribalized Nigerian man, who is not ashamed to say sorry I was wrong n make amends God bless you and your household, may His mercy of salvation locate you, we Lagosians do appreciate you, I personally say thank you Jesus for using BRF, to show that it can be done, thanks Lord.

  30. lola

    May 29, 2015 at 9:17 am

    @ Reverse, 1 million likes for your comment.If Ajegunle,Iyana Ipaja and some other untush area can be like slum,that means Fashola has done nothing for Lagos.

    • Jhennique

      May 29, 2015 at 3:34 pm

      Make una kuku kill am with wahala na. Like you people are not the ones still spoiling the things he has managed to do. Eevn if LAWMA is all Fashola did for lagos, he tried. I always wonder what made those women sweep with so much dedication even though they werent being watched. Learn to be grateful for little abeg!!!

    • shobie

      May 29, 2015 at 7:49 pm

      Why your body dey hot like this? Must everybody agree with you? You no go fit go far in life o if you continue like this. Odeson.

    • Jhennique

      June 1, 2015 at 9:11 am

      please kindly go back to Linda Ikeji blog where you come from. the many pseudo names u are using is hiding your ignorance. lowlife!

  31. PHgirl

    May 29, 2015 at 10:45 am

    No matter what you do in life, there will be supporters and there will be critics. Even Abacha had supporters ☺️
    On #Fashola, this is the first time (to my knowledge) Nigerian Twitter was flooded with accolades for an out going leader. Maybe his PR team did a fine job, or Nigerian Twitter is made up of mostly lagosians or Fashola actually did a tremendous job in Lagos. I don’t live in Lagos but I was so pleased that he was celebrated. Well done BRF. ??
    On #Akpabio, I served in Uyo, and I must say that Akpabio’s works will speak for a very long time. The road network is amazing. I actually saw the transformation with my own eyes. Two years after service, I visited again just last month. I was in awe because in just about two years, much more had been done. I nearly cried when I remembered my state (Rivers). Well done Akpabio. ??
    Now, on #Amaechi, in my opinion, he should never have come back for a second tenure. Amaechi did amazing in the first tenure. He was the man of the masses. Building schools and health centres in every LGA of the state. He created new road networks and even had a grand master plan for the new port harcourt. Second tenure was spent fighting political battles. He was totally distracted. And for the construction of all the aforementioned projects, he used indigenous contractors. This was supposed to help empower the state but in the long run, it became his undoing because the projects were not executed to top quality. As he is leaving, many of the projects, especially roads, are leaving with him. I will still say well done, but never forget the lessons from your mistakes.

    • ShineShineShine

      May 29, 2015 at 12:01 pm

      @PHgirl, Are you there? Hi5. My fellow Pitakwan. Amaechi used his own hands to ruin his legacy. I hope he has learnt his lessons. Although, l doubt it. The new administration should be weary of him. He started well but ended very badly.

    • i no send

      May 29, 2015 at 12:32 pm

      ph girl please this post is about BRF don’t try to distract us from it..when an amaechi and akpabio post comes up you can lend your opinion there ..we are commenting on whom we know thanks

    • Warizdiz

      May 29, 2015 at 10:28 pm

      Ode. I know say u hv never travelled out of Oshodi. Banana Island na another country for where you dey. So, I no vex say you don’t know what is going on outside Lagos.

    • Shobie

      May 29, 2015 at 10:31 pm

      @i no send what about you research about what you don’t know? You come across like a typical American. Very dense.

  32. Lati

    May 29, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    For banning OKADA, thus reducing patients at Igbobi, thank you BRF.

    Naija brains sha. If you think Fashola isn’t the best, take to your social media handle and start a thread for the governor you think is. That’s how it’s done. The way people comment on here doesn’t give much hope for the intellectual future youths.

  33. Jhennique

    May 29, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    but what PR thing are you guys even talking about? Like what are you all even saying? somebody’s work is speaking for him and you are talking PR team? una go school at all?

    • Warizdiz

      May 30, 2015 at 9:43 pm

      All d people who disagree with u no go school na only you go. Ode, u go for mama Sikira backyard no wonder u can’t tell.

    • Jhennique

      June 1, 2015 at 9:09 am

      anoda lowlife! keep up with the name calling. Shows a lot where u come from. People like you wipe my shoes for a living

  34. Jhennique

    June 1, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Human beings are never never never stisfied. Ungrateful lot! mtchewwww
    GOD BLESS FASHOLA!!!!! We who know know it well, all what you did for Lagos. You will never lack blessing in your life!

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