A pan-Lagos non-governmental organisation, the Movement for a Better Lagos, having studied and monitored the activities of the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu since the beginning of his second term last month arrived at a conclusion that, he has been acting well his new status as the landlord of the new President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
This observation was contained in a statement forwarded to the media in Lagos on Tuesday by the NGO’s Convener, Comrade Omolola Olukayode where he pointed out that since the removal of the oil subsidy, Sano-Olu’s conduct and the style of his administration have all along been at per with that of President Tinubu.
According to him, the mind of people of the state must have been at rest now after realising that the special burden expected from the occasion of Tinubu, his boss becoming his tenant is being handled with expertise and finesse he is known for, pointing out that, the governor has been handling matters like President Tinubu who has convinced even the doubting Thomases that he was prepared for the job he aspired to do.
Giving instances, Aladekoba referred to the palliative measures being put in place by President Tinubu and the soothing balm being applied by Sanwo-Olu to cushion the hard effect the withdrawal of the fuel subsidy could have on the citizenry.
Recall Tinubu promised review of workers’ salary and in the same vein, Sanwo-Olu is also pushing the idea of salary increase.
in a related development, a renowned activist and public commentator, Comrade Razaq Olokoba has describe Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu as trail blazer saying, his latest activities that compliment President Bola Ahmed Tinubu;s efforts at alleviating the effect of the subsidy removal has confirmed that he is maintaining his trail blazer status.
Olokoba, a Chartered Public Administrator (CPA), in a separate press release Tuesday praised Governor Sanwo-Olu for maintaining his trail blazer status observing that, his performances effectively compliment the efforts of President Bola Tinubu at alleviating the suffering of the Nigerian masses occasioned by the sudden withdrawal of the oil subsidy.
The youthful activist who is the Convener and National President of the Campaign for Dignity in Governance (CDG), said, upward reviewing of workers’ take home pay like the Federal Government of Tinubu was never Sanwo-Olu’s first reminding that, “the same thing he did when the Federal Government announced N30,000 as minimum wage for workers and Sanwo-Olu upped minimum wage of Lagos workers to N35, 000.”
Additionally, Olokoba continued, “he also flooded the workers routes with staff busses for ease of their movement from home to their offices and back home,” saying that, “Sanwo-Olu with that step has further proved to the Lagos people especially the work force that he is a responsible and responsive administrator who understands the yearnings of the populace and appreciates the sacrifices of the citizenry.”
The popular public commentator and member, Nigeria Institute of Management (MNIM), said Sanwo-Olu’s performance was perfectly in line with what Mr President is doing at the Federal level calling the public attention to Tinubu’s promise to review workers’ salary to keep them afloat of the difficulty the removal of the oil subsidy might have caused in addition to the promise of other palliatives he made to cushion the economic effect the removal would have on the citizenry.
Though Olokoba admitted that other states that reduced the number of working days in a week also did well but however added that, “their efforts are however trailing behind Sanwo-Olu of Lagos whose every step puts into consideration the fact that Lagos houses greater percentage of Nigerians and so deserves special treatment.
“We have said it times without number that Sanwwo-Olu would be equal to the task of handling special additional burdens of being the Landlord to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the person of his boss, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu,” pointing out that, he has successfully passed the first challenge the President threw at him in the name of fuel subsidy withdrawal.
“Sanwo-Olu’s performance must have let the people especially from the opposition side know what we saw in him before we insisted in supporting him for a second term in office. They must have been convinced beyond reasonable doubt that, Lagos people voted rightly for the right candidate of the right party in March during the governorship poll.
“We thank God that, Sanwo-Olu’s past and present performances have vindicated us that we were for the people and not after pecuniary gains. What would have been our lot now if green horns, political up starters, street comedians and palace jesters were allowed to have access to the Alausa Government House?!” Olokoba concluded the press statement.