Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has congratulated national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, on his 68th birthday.
Mr Tinubu was Lagos State governor from 1999 to 2007 and has been directly involved in the emergence of subsequent governors.
In a message released by his spokesman, Gboyega Akosile, on Sunday Mr Sanwo-Olu described his benefactor as a pathfinder, visionary leader and rare mentor, who has contributed in no small measure to the socio-political and economic development of Lagos and Nigeria as a whole.
“What do you say about a man of many parts on the occasion of his birthday? A visionary, a leader, with exceptional abilities in different areas of human endeavours. Indeed, his achievements are almost impossible to capture in a single book, not to say in a mere statement.
“Asiwaju as a pathfinder, navigated and charted the developmental course of modern Lagos, raised the bar of governance and public service in the State,” Sanwo-Olu said.
He further described Tinubu as “welfarist, a cheerful giver and an epitome of humility and humanity.”
Describing the Jagarban Borgu as an an astute politician, Sanwo-Olu said, ‘‘it is no news that the story of Nigeria’s democracy today cannot be told without Asiwaju’s name boldly written in gold.’’
The Governor wished Asiwaju a birthday full of joy, even as the country and the rest of the world battle the ravaging COVID-19 crisis.
He said: ‘‘as you march on in life, may the Almighty go with you every step of the way and support you to accomplish more in the service of humanity’’.