‘Buhari is good for Nigeria’ – Oba of Lagos

Oba Rilwan Akiolu, Oba of Lagos

The traditional ruler of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, has urged Nigerians to re-elect President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office.

Oba Akiolu made the remark on Monday at the opening ceremony of the 17th Lagos Housing Fair.

According to the traditional ruler, a second term would enable the President Buhari improve on the economy of the nation.

The Oba of Lagos stressed that the Buhari’s administration was preferable to that of Olusegun Obasanjo, stating that former President Goodluck Jonathan would have been a better leader if he hadn’t allowed himself to be used by some individuals.

His words: “Buhari has to do more, I agree, but we all have to assist by giving him another four years and see where he will take Nigeria to. I am supporting what is good for Nigeria.

“In 2011, Buhari sent Tony Momoh to me that he was coming to meet the leaders of Lagos in my palace by 1pm, he came by 3pm and said he was delayed by bad roads and traffic. I told him he caused it because he cancelled the metro line of Lagos State in 1984. I told him I would not tell Lagos people to vote for him.

“But in 2015 when he came, it was on a Friday, he came with my son, Bola Tinubu, and I noticed that for 20 minutes it rained. It occurred to me that God is going to favour this man.

“I prefer Buhari to Obasanjo. Obasanjo keeps deceiving people for what he is after. But if Buhari is given another chance and God gives him good health and he chooses the right people to work with, Nigeria will be a better place,” the traditional ruler said.

On Security Challenges

“What the government was supposed to do 20 years ago, they did not do it. Many years ago, I suggested to them to revisit all national security policies. If you sack all the security service chiefs, the same set of people will still come back,” he said.

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