Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu has said he is not the rubber stamp of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Speaking on Thursday with Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu in a meeting with traditional rulers in Lagos, Akiolu said Asiwaju Tinubu knows it, that he is not a rubber stamp.
He added that the former Lagos governor does not reject his advice and requests. He further said he fears nobody except God that is why he would always speak his mind, aside speaking truth to power.
He however told Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat not to accede to his request if he makes unworthy requests from them.
Akiolu advised Sanwo-Olu and his deputy to be fast to listen to people’s words, information and advice, but be slow to respond.
He said this is important because many who will come to advice them are hypocrites who give the world account of the discussions they had, when they came visiting.
Akiolu said the visit to the governor became necessary because all those elected and given leadership positions must be respected.
He nonetheless said the visit was used to discussed germane issues on security and socio-economic development of the state.
He said the visit was to felicitate with the governor on his success at the polls and bring greetings from the kingdoms the traditional rulers administer.
He promised that the kings and their chiefs would work with the governor to ensure that his administration is a success
The governor thanked the traditional rulers for coming promising to foster a working relationship with the traditional institutions for Lagos to be safe and destination of choice for investment.
Kings from the five divisions of Lagos were present including the Secretary to the State Government, Folashade Jaji and the Chief of Staff, Tayo Ayinde.