The National Leader, All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has congratulated, Deputy Governor, Lagos State, Dr Obafemi Hamzat as he turns 56 years old today.
Asiwaju Tinubu in a statement on Friday, September 18, said the deputy governor of Lagos has exhibited good character, the excellent relationship between him and governor Sanwo-Olu is worthy of emulation.
According to Asiwaju’s statement: “An accomplished academic, renowned technocrat, administrator and progressive politician, Dr Hamzat has brought his vast knowledge, immense technical abilities and tremendous experience to bear on the various positions he has held in both Lagos and at the centre in Abuja.
“His contributions in the areas of information technology and infrastructural conception, design, and development are particularly remarkable.
“From a background of an illustrious career in the private sector, Dr.Hamzat joined the public service upon his appointment in August 2005 as Commissioner for Science and Technology during my second term as governor of Lagos.
“Since then, he has not been found wanting in his contributions and commitment to making Lagos a better place. He has served the state with dedication in several capacities and continues in the tradition of diligence and excellence in the service of our people.
“A prodigious man and team player, as deputy governor of Lagos and second-in-command to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu from May 2019 till date, Dr.Hamzat has exhibited good character.
“He has provided strong support and partnership to ensure that our APC government achieve the aspiration of a greater and better Lagos. As a leader in a great team, Deputy Governor Hamzat has demonstrated that a deputy can work harmoniously with the governor, and yet carve a niche for himself.
“This excellent team building and partnership is worthy of emulation by governors and their deputies across the country, particularly in states where such a relationship has been characterized by constant distrust and acrimony.”
Asiwaju statement added that: “On this occasion of his 56th birthday, I pray that Almighty Allah grants him many more years, good health and continued robust physical and mental energies to continue in the service of our people.”