The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday hailed a former governor of the state, Babatunde Fashola, on his 58th birthday.
Sanwo-Olu in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, described Fashola, the current Minister of Works and Housing, as a seasoned administrator, legal icon and technocrat who had used his skills and positions in different capacities for the growth of Lagos State and Nigeria.
He said, “Fashola raised the bar in corporate governance and administration while serving as Governor of Lagos State, with great records of laudable achievements during his eight years tenure of office.
“On behalf of my adorable wife Ibijoke, the good people of Lagos State as well as the All Progressives Congress, I heartily congratulate my brother and predecessor, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN) on the occasion of his 58th birthday.
“Mr Fashola has sacrificed the greater part of his life in service of Lagos State and Nigeria. He served passionately as Chief of Staff to former Governor Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and his track records earned him the governorship seat in 2007 to continue on the progressive path set by his predecessor for eight years before moving to the federal level in 2015 to serve as Minister of Power, Works and Housing.”