Former Enugu Gov. Chimaroke Nnamani has said Lagos State contributed more than 30 per cent of Nigeria’s gross domestic product when APC’s presidential flag-bearer, Bola Tinubu, was its governor.

Nnamani hailed Tinubu in the area of human capacity development, noting that those the former Lagos governor mentored had become giant oak trees in Nigeria’s political firmaments.

He expressed he found distasteful the campaigns and parody targeting Tinubu’s health, acts he blamed on political comedians.

The Enugu senator made the remarks in a statement titled, ‘Ahmed Bola Tinubu And The Path Of History By Senator Chimaroke Nnamani.’

Nnamani said: “When Bola Ahmed Tinubu was governor, Lagos State’s IGR rose from 600 million naira per month to over 8 billion naira per month. He had an impressive track record as a governor; his state contributed more than 30 per cent to our country’s GDP, accounted for more than 65 per cent of industrial investment in Nigeria, 80 per cent of its international trade, and collected more than 60 per cent of the country’s value-added tax.

“In the area of Human capacity, his mentorship was first class, and his mentees have spread out. Like little acorns, many have become giant oak trees in Nigeria’s political firmaments.

“Just like in Enugu, we appointed non-Enugu people (avoiding the meaningless and retrogressive anathema “non-indigene”). I recall my brother Ben Akabueze being a repository of the financial and economic secrets of “Yoruba” Tinubu Lagos State Government.

“Fashola, Osinbajo, Aregbosola, Fayemi, etc. All first class with A-game always. I vigorously oppose, protest and detest the shameless campaigns and parody targeting Tinubu’s health. As a Health worker, I am amazed by the ignorance, foolishness, wickedness and callousness of these idiotic operators. I believe they are unwarranted, extremely unprofessional, and have no place in our polity. As the GenZ grows and Nigeria merges with the new world, they will cry at the foibles of their progenitors.

“Get it, folks; life is turn by turn limited (apology Uncle Bode). These actions which bleed my heart personally are on public records. History and The Almighty will be very harsh to these bad political comedians. Since we all desire a better Nigeria, our politics should be grounded in facts and reliable evidence. This is the only way we can advance this nation. Ahmed Bola Tinubu is the most successful Governor in modern Nigeria bar none.”


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