By Frederick Peters,KADUNA.
NEWSDAILYNIGERIA – The erstwhile Secretary of National Gamj Memorial Club, now Commissioner, Ministry of Waterfront infrastucture Development,Lagos State,Arch. Kabir Ahmed Abdullahi has extolled the qualities of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
According to him,the National leader of APC is a Nationalist who cherishes,respects and sustains relationships based on trust and development of the country.
He said his antecedents in almost two decades of meeting with him attests to the fact that he respects people irrespective of their,tribe,creed, political and social persuasions.
He this made known to Newsmen during the 11th Arewa House Lecture 2021,in Kaduna on Saturday, where he further disclosed that the former,facilitated his appointment a Northern as commissioner in Lagos among others from across the country.
While commending this year’s lecture under the chairmanship of his principal, Bola Tinubu,said it was convened ” to ponder on issues of National development, proffer solutions to certain issues bedevilling various segments of this country
” and this is also a man that has dedicated his life to the service of his people and to the service of the people of Nigeria.”
Speaking further on Tinubu,who he said he met prior to his senatorial aspiration ,saying ” he’s somebody who will not forget your relationship despite many years,adding that “it’s a relationship of over 18 years and at any point in time, he is doing anything,he will invite me and he has sustained this relationship over the years”
According to him, Asiwaju believes on building ” interpersonal relationships ,relationship based on trust and development and today by the grace of God by that relationship am heading one of the most strategic ministries in Lagos State, the ministry of Waterfront,in charge of certain vital projects of the State.
While describing the likely support of his principal in the North as ” Overwhelming” as he decides to aspire,saying ” we the people of the north use to hear there were problems of ethno religious crisis in the past especially in Lagos,
“it was Bola Tinubu that came to every locality and picked people of Igbo extraction, picked Arewa people and ask them to vie for positions in the local governments as councillors as supervisors, so tell me,how can there be crisis, where at the very grassroot everybody’s interest is represented ”
According to him, it is only the people of the north that know about what he referred to as” Kara” and ” Kawaci” meaning to be generous and patient in their support,free off charge to anyone they like”
He pointing out that, that’s how the demonstrated their support to Late MKO Abiola of the defunct SDP,,against their own,Bashir of the defunct NRC,owing to the fact that Late Abiola identified with them.
He assured of a repeat of such support to Asiwaju Tinubu ” the same thing is going to repeat it self now because whatever people are doing in the north Asiwaju is always there and the people of the north can rely on him” he stressed