Senator Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos, has described Governor Akinwunmi Ambode as a thinker and a doer; one who sets out to achieve his plans quietly, peacefully, yet, effectively.
The All Progressives Congress, APC leader, made the remark on Wednesday, being the occasion of his 65th birthday celebration, during the commissioning of some projects in parts of Lagos.
According to him, all that Ambode had achieved so far, was a reflection of a very good governor who is a thinker and a doer. He added that when you combine the two qualities, there was no way you would not have development and progress for the people and for yourself.
“Akinwunmi Ambode has reflected that clearly here today. I want to say thank you because experience is a great teacher and I am experienced. I am on the spot and I have watched things in Lagos since my tenure ended.
“I was worried hell when you took over, not about your credibility, character or capacity, but because however wise or smart a man is, if there is no resources to back the ideas, production would be zero, progress would be zero.
“When you (Ambode) took over, I know you inherited a burden of debt. The debt profile of Lagos was high, I was wondering how you will reengineer and face the challenges to make progress.”
“Today I can see your report card, you have scored well, you have shown prudency especially in the use of resources of the State.
“You didn’t disappoint us. Ambode is silently achieving, religiously executing and brilliantly giving results for Lagos State,” he said.
Tinubu stressed that all over Lagos, everyone could see the results. He said at Oshodi, everyone could see what is happening there, stating that the place had become more of a construction site.
He said he was glad that what used to be a den of robbers was wearing a new look with what is going on there now. He said the developmental activities were for the benefit of the entire country.
“Ambode is very quiet, very peaceful, not a noise maker, but he is delivering on the job.
“Today, you(Ambode) have given me a good birthday present. This is a great opportunity for me to be very proud again,” he said.