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Tinubu: Ambode is Performing well Despite Inheriting a Huge Debt



Former Governor of Lagos and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has revealed that incumbent governor Akinwunmi Ambode, inherited a huge debt burden that made him worried when he took over the mantle of leadership, reports.

He said, while commissioning network of roads, link bridge and health centre to mark his 65th birthday, that in the last 22 months, the governor had made him proud with his achievements in Lagos State. He pointed out that Ambode’s results are being felt all over Lagos due to his good governance and his foresight abilities. He described the governor as not just a thinker but a doer.

“I want to say thank you because experience is a great teacher and I am experienced. I am on the spot and I have watched things in Lagos since my tenure ended.

I was worried when you (Ambode) took over, not because of your credibility, character or capacity, but because however wise or smart a man is, if there is no resources to back the ideas, production would be zero, progress would be zero.

When you took over, I know you inherited a burden of debt. The debt profile of Lagos was high, I was wondering how you will reengineer and face the challenges to make progress. Today, I can see your report card, you have scored well, and you have shown prudency especially in the judicious use of resources of the state.

You didn’t disappoint us. Ambode is silently achieving, meticulously planning, religiously executing and brilliantly giving results for Lagos State.

All over Lagos, we are seeing the results. At Oshodi, on our way down here, you can see what is happening there, that place is a construction site. It used to be a den of robbers but what is going on there now is developmental activities for the benefit of the entire country.

Ambode is very quiet, very peaceful, not a noise maker, but he is delivering on the job. Today, you have given me a good birthday present. This is a great opportunity for me to be very proud again.

Therefore, if we can continue in this direction of infrastructural development in the manner Governor Ambode is moving, Lagos will soon match international states or country anywhere in the world.” Tinubu said.

Photo Credit: Twitter – @followlasg


  1. zdee

    March 30, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Dear Lagos State… several Lekki Epe Roundabouts, you see a pile of trash, Litter everywhere, no one seems to be cleaning it up anymore and very few thrash vans. While we appreciate what has been done so far, you don’t need to stop everything the previous administration was doing. Just improve it…at the end of the day, the goal is to get better and not to keep giving credit to one governor or another and calling out people.

  2. adelegirl

    March 30, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Is BAT shading BRF? Hmmmm…

    • Sisi

      March 30, 2017 at 3:35 pm

      Certainly some shade/indirecting going on here. One quick question however Sir if I may ask, was your recent 65th birthday shidig sponsored/funded by Lagos State?

    • Master C

      March 31, 2017 at 8:14 pm

      He looted the treasury right? If not, there is no need for the statement from his Boss .
      God will vindicates all of them one day

  3. Anon

    March 30, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Shades Fashola.

    • Deola

      March 31, 2017 at 1:03 pm

      He can shade fashola all he wants, it doesn’t take away from fashola being one of the finest leaders to come out of country. Tinubu can just say he likes ass kissers like Ambode.
      Can he do well with security? Thieves, armed robbery has tripled again. All of this things reduced during Fashola.

  4. Doyin Oluwasanjo

    March 30, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Ambode what are you doing about the thieves in Lagos state?
    Why are there no longer police in Lekki at night?
    That Jakande 1st and 2nd gate is the home of criminals .

    Ambode deploy police…. we are terrorized. Robbers move from house to house in the middle of the night. We appreciate your effort but protection of life is paramount. Ambode we call on you to deploy police to those areas urgently.

  5. Main Squeeze

    March 30, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Of course, he incurred debt. Money he channeled to your account. Fashola wasn’t in support of it but he went ahead to flood your account with billions. Now, you are talking of debt. Abeggi.
    Every place in Lagos belongs to you. School properties belong to your wife. Are you the only one meant to benefit from lagos? You are not even a Lagosian yet you have dominated Lagos.
    Please Tinubu, don’t discredit your successor’s work because he refused to be your puppet. Keep praising your boy that is kissing your ass. Silly Monopolist!
    Happy Birthday Oh!

    • Boladale

      March 31, 2017 at 8:55 am

      Yeee, I am laughing o

  6. Laura

    March 31, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    All these bootlicking shaaaa. This is the reason Nigeria remains stagnant.

  7. nnenne

    April 1, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Inherited debt in Lagos? With all the taxes, oil supplus that was shared among state governors?
    If he truly inherited debt like that, then Fashold has a case to answer.

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