Lagos State House of Assembly Speaker Mudashiru Obasa has said the state’s pioneering strides in all sectors is due to the vision, initiative and continuity of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu brand of leadership.
Addressing reporters in his office in Ikeja, the state capital, Obasa said it was with the Midas torch Asiwaju Tinubu led the state, coupled with the successes of Governors Babatunde Fashola and Akinwunmi Ambode that have led to the emergence of the most progressive, most rapidly developing state in Nigeria.
He said: “Asiwaju has always been there for us, and he has been a father-figure. He laid the foundation of new Lagos. It was Fashola who came to establish the plan of Asiwaju, and here is Ambode solidifying the works of Fashola”.
The Speaker emphasised the need for investment in sincere, progressive and visionary leadership.
He added: “When you have the right people in the right place with experience, then you will have quality output.”
Also, Obasa has said the state will turn its fast-growing population into incentive for growth rather than allow it to become a burden on its development.
The Speaker noted that since the state is constrained by law not to regulate the influx of people, it would make its population growth an asset rather than a liability.
He said: “You cannot stop anyone coming into the state from any part of the country, provided they are Nigerians.
“People come into the state everyday. This in turn affects the social amenities.
“You cannot lament what you cannot change. What you can do in the circumstances is plan to accommodate this population growth in a visionary manner that enhances economic development.”
Obasa said the plan for a 24-hour economy for the state is among several initiatives to maximise the benefits of a fast-growing population.