Oba Of Lagos Blames Obasanjo, Says He Is The Reason Lagos Was Not Granted Special Status



Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu during the 3rd Town Hall Meeting of Governor Akinwnumi Ambode for Lagos Central Senatorial District, accused former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo for not granting Lagos a special status while he was in power.

Akiolu said Obansanjo had the opportunity to have granted Lagos a special status during his eight years tenure, but he never did it in spite of the pressure mounted on him.

“Obasanjo is the cause of Lagos not getting a special status,” saying he personally led eminent Lagosians to meet him during his tenure to ask for a special status for Lagos.” He said Obasanjo told him and others that he had already drafted the special status plan for Lagos, but lamented that the former president never fulfilled that promise,

He further went on to say Yar’Ardua had promised to grant Lagos but for his death. “Yar’Ardua had promised to grant Lagos a special status. If Yar’Ardua had not died, it would have happened by now,” he said.


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