Former military dictator, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida has described Governor Fashola as a gift to Nigeria. HE made the remarks during a courtesy call on the Goveernor to sympathize with him on the passing of his father, Ademola Fashola.
Speaking during the visit at Lagos House, Marina, IBB said, “In Islam, we do pray for long life but long life does not mean living for 100 years or 500 years. We are gratified that Papa left and he left one important gift, that is Governor Raji Fashola. So we are grateful that God has spared his life to see a Governor that everybody respects in this country and I also pray that one of your children will also take the footsteps you have taken after Papa”.
Also present at the meeting was Abdulsalami Abubakar, who declared, “I keep saying that without peace, there wouldn’t be any country, without peace, there wouldn’t be people and without peace there wouldn’t be means of livelihood”.
Speaking in response to the retired Generals, Fashola prayed for peace in the country and said he hoped the promise of Nigeria will come alive during their lifetimes.
He said, “I hope that the leadership that you both provide for this country will continue to endure and that through that leadership, much more enduring peace would spread around this country and that the promise of this country will come to pass in your lifetime.”