LAGOS-EAST: The Kosofe based representatives at the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Nigeria’s Senate Committee Chairman of Industry, Senator Adebayo Osinowo (SAO) , who was one of the three wise men representing the smart city commended the former Ex- Works, Power and Housing Minister, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN over the legacy projects he initiated in the centre of excellent during his 8years led administration.
Pepperito as he is fondly called appeal to his colleagues to temper their screening against the Lagos boy,BRF with mercy with the assurance that he (BRF) will make the lawmakers proud when he is finally confirmed according to his remarks monitored by this online newspaper, The Kosofe Post through Channels TV during the week.
The Master degree holder in Mass communication lawmaker during Mr. Fashola
grilling when finally allowed to speak after several unsuccessful attempts said” Thank You, Thank you Mr. Chairman for given me the privilege. I thank you , I thank my senior colleagues in ranking?”
“I am almost fed up of ranking? even in talking you call you us in ranking order” SAO statement attracted spontaneous laughter.
Osinowo’s speaking further said” i mu st thank you for calling me atlast. However, Mr. Chairman and my distinguished colleagues,I’ am happy to be here and I am fulfilled today to be part of you”
“The man, the nominee standing over there is a man of honor. I’m sorry to say this even if you have a good products, you still need advertisement because the more you advertised,the more the merrier”- SAO.
Adding that” The man standing there was a former governor of Lagos state, its a known fact, he is a golden fish. the man you asked question is a SAN, is a SAN, is a SAN with a sound mind, The question you asked him, you just want to make him to shine he will take care of the questions. ”
I will not forget so soon the issue of mega city in Lagos State. Everybody allover the world are agitated, looking and planning for their state to be a mega city”
This is a state , status you don’t buy it at all? its a status you cant earn it.
“He is one of those that make things happen in Lagos State And that singular effort to measure a state as a mega city is not
by your population” his statement attracted reaction again.
He was interrupted and pleaded to the senate president , Senator Ahmed Lawan to protect him from tribulation? since were protected under same circumstances done if truly there is no preferential treatment and the senate obliged him.
Buttressing his assertion he said “For a state to be a mega city, all the state, federal state in Nigeria want to have a mega city. Its been combined by your ideas, population including infrastructure without infrastructure, ideas, and population to give a state a mega city” noise erupted from his colleagues.
Senator Osinowo added that” We are not even discussing about mega city in Lagos state, We have metamorphosed into smart city the likes of Europe and Dubai. So, therefore, if this man can be member of those who played that role. i, think if there’s anything worthy, you are a worthy person (Fashola), straight forward person, honest person and man of integrity. Not alone transformation but as a transformer. i am saying this with all assertion Pepperito stated, noise erupted again.
“He established and demonstrated that in Lagos and as a Minister of Federal Republic of Nigeria. On this note,i am not asking for him to take a bow but soliciting that you give him a soft landing, he is going to make you happy,
you will not regret” SAO stated.