The Lagos State chapter of the Action Congress of Nigeria has saluted the Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola (SAN) as he attains the golden age of fifty. The party said that Fashola’s fifty years have been well spent in the service of fatherland and the country will always reflect the laudable landmarks he had brought to re-define governance in Lagos in generations to come.
In a release in Lagos, signed by the Lagos State Publicity Secretary of the ACN, Joe Igbokwe, the party said that Fashola has entrenched noble values in the years he spent as the Chief of Staff to the Lagos State Governor and mostly in the six years he has steered the ship of Lagos.
The party said that Fashola needs to be replicated in every state and at the federal level for Nigeria to start real and meaningful progress march, in the face of the seemingly insurmountable challenges that strut the country.
“We salute Governor Fashola, as he marches on with the template of good governance and redefines the sphere and scope of good governance in a badly governed country as Nigeria. We salute his courage, dexterity, sense of purpose and discipline in governing a complex, heavily populated and sophisticated state like Lagos, with its potentials and challenges.
“We salute the vision with which he creates a state that will not only serve the present but deal with the challenges of the future. We salute his competence in working out an effective state that handles the problems and anxieties of the bulk of Nigeria’s youths and employable, yet unemployed population. We hail Governor Fashola’s proactive role in equipping out a mega city with a capacity to absolve the over 50 per cent of Nigeria’s productive sector and fend for their dependents in other parts of Nigeria.
“We cannot but hail Governor Fashola as he continues to make indelible improvements in all sectors of the governance of Lagos. At fifty, we believe he is still at the early stages of his service to Nigeria. We see him as a rare gift, acknowledged by all Nigerians across party lines and we believe that men like him hold the key to the country’s progress at a time the country is overwhelmed by feeling of hopelessness occasioned by bad, incompetent and corrupt leadership, especially at the center.
“We see Fashola as nature’s rare gift the country needs to further tap to engage and fruitfully resolve the multifarious problems besetting the nation. We see Fashola as a positive role model the nation needs to export and indeed popularize among its youths and coming generations for the resuscitation of the flagging country.
“Lagos ACN feels proud of the achievements of Governor Fashola and holds it as a testimonial of the commitment of the party to improving the lives of Lagosians and Nigerians in general. We see him as a very positive brand the country needs to improve on the ever worsening face of governance in Nigeria. We therefore recommend him for higher roles at the national level, after his service in Lagos for we still insist that only the best is good for Nigeria.
“We say congratulations to Your Excellency and many happy returns.”