The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has declared that he turned Lagos from a jungle to a megacity during his tenure as the governor of the state from 1999 to 2007.
While speaking in an interview on Friday night, Tinubu said he laid the foundation that all other Lagos State governors after him built upon and are still building on to make the state what it is today.
Tinubu declared that under his leadership, Lagos came alive.
He said, “When I came in as governor of Lagos State in 1999, Lagos was a jungle. It was a completely uncivilized environment. There were refuse dumps everywhere, schools without roofs, and hospitals without ambulances and oxygen tanks to save lives. It was in a very bad state.
“We started to put things in place gradually and the state began to take shape. What we did was take the liabilities in the state and convert them to assets.
“Civic Centre to Oriental Hotel areas of Victoria Island was back then refuse dumps, but look at what the areas have turned to today. It is only the older ones who would remember all these.
“I initiated and implemented policies that launched Lagos into the city it is today. I will say I left Lagos better than I met it and no other state in the country to date can boast of what Lagos has achieved.
“As a leader with a vision, you must surround yourself with a team of visionary people so that you will not lose your legacy.” He added.Follow us on social media