Nigeria will make significant progress under Tinubu – Senator Lidani

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…. Says Gov Inuwa’s re-election victory most deserving

Ahead of the inauguration of the President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President-Elect, Senator Kashim Shettima, holding on May 29, a former Deputy Governor of Gombe State, Distinguished Senator Joshua Lidani, has declared that Nigeria will certainly be better with the incoming administration.

Lidani, a chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) who represented Gombe South Senatorial District for two terms, made the declaration in an interview.

The APC stalwart said he was confident that Tinubu will take meaningful and significant steps to reposition Nigeria for sustainable economic growth and development that will change the face of the country for the benefit of the citizens.

“I have every confidence that Bola Ahmed Tinubu will deliver, looking at his track records, antecedents and history. Look at how he (Tinubu) transformed Lagos from the time he took over as the governor of Lagos State in 1999 to the time he left in 2007. How was Lagos before then and how did he leave Lagos after the expiration of his tenure as governor? So, from there you can start judging that this man is a very astute administrator. He is a good manager of men and materials. He is a consummate politician and pragmatic leader. He was able to maintain peace and calm in Lagos State. He took measures that led to a considerable increase in Lagos revenue and remarkably turned around the fortunes of the state. And others that succeeded him were able to build on the solid foundation that he laid. So, similarly, he can bring to bear on the administration of this country that experience he had while governing Lagos. Therefore, I have every confidence that he would be able to deliver. As a thoroughbred politician, he knows how to manage, handle and judge people. That is the element that is very crucial for any politician to succeed in governance, especially the presidency of Nigeria. So, I think Tinubu has all it takes to give Nigeria the best of governance.”

He assured Nigerians that “The incoming administration of Tinubu and Shettima will bring in a fresh breath of air into the country. We’ve had previous administrations and in each administration we had expectations. But each time these expectations were not really met. But this time around I think we have hope, because we are seeing an administration that is consist of an astute leader, who is the President-elect and also an able lieutenant that is the Vice President-elect. These people have track records and outstanding achievements to their names. And I believe they will bring it to bear in the administration of this country. These are people that have been tested and proven to be very capable, competent and patriotic leaders who have the interest of this country at heart. I think Nigerians should be hopeful that they will deliver on their campaign promises and then entrench peace and unity which has been a problem in the past.”

On the re-election of his governor, Yahaya Inuwa of Gombe State, Senator Lidani said: “It is most deserving because he worked very, very well. I like to say that since the advent of democracy in Gombe State, I don’t think we have had a hardworking governor as Inuwa Yahaya. He is a focused person. He is very patriotic. He has shown unalloyed commitment and determination towards lifting Gombe to greater heights. He came with a mission to transform Gombe State. And that is the approach he has applied in the governance of the state. He has done excellently well in the last four years that he has been in office. And now that he has secured another mandate, I believe that by the end of his second term he would have brought total transformation to Gombe State. I think we are very lucky in Gombe State to have Governor Inuwa Yahaya as our governor.”

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