The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, on Monday spoke about President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration and why he feels there is need to give the president another chance.
He said that he is in agreement with the position of many Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari has to do more, but said that Nigeria should assist him to achieve that allowing him to continue for another four years.
The Oba spoke at the opening ceremony of the 17th Lagos Housing Fair on Monday, where he also said that he preferred Buhari to Obasanjo because the latter keeps deceiving people.
The Oba also noted that former President Goodluck Jonathan would have been a better leader had it been he was not a victim of circumstance who allowed some people to use him.
“Buhari has to do more, I agree, but we all have to assist by giving him another four years and see where he will take Nigeria to. I am supporting what is good for Nigeria.
“In 2011, Buhari sent Tony Momoh to me that he was coming to meet the leaders of Lagos in my palace by 1 pm, he came by 3 pm and said he was delayed by bad roads and traffic.
“I told him he caused it because he cancelled the metro line of Lagos State in 1984. I told him I would not tell Lagos people to vote for him.
“But in 2015 when he came, it was on a Friday, he came with my son, Bola Tinubu, and I noticed that for 20 minutes it rained. It occurred to me that God is going to favour this man.
“I prefer Buhari to Obasanjo. Obasanjo keeps deceiving people for what he is after. But if Buhari is given another chance and God gives him good health and he chooses the right people to work with, Nigeria will be a better place,” he said.
Speaking on the issue of security, he called on the Federal Government to resolve the security issues but disagreed with those demanding for the sacking of the security chiefs.
He said, “What the government was supposed to do 20 years ago, they did not do it. Many years ago, I suggested to them to revisit all national security policies. If you sack all the security service chiefs, the same set of people will still come back.”
According to the monarch, all Nigerians must work together to stem corruption and terrorism in the country.
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