Chimaroke Nnamani, a former governor of Enugu, says of all the governors that ushered in the democratic dispensation in 1999, Bola Tinubu made the most progress.
Tinubu was governor of Lagos from 1999 to 2007.
In a statement on Thursday, Nnamani said Tinubu assembled the “best brains” to examine all sectors of the state when he became Lagos governor.
He said during the Tinubu administration, all sectors ranging from education to health witnessed tremendous impact.
“The governors from the class of 1999 may still be the nation’s top system builders and political reformers,” Nnamani said.
“Many have forgotten that the class of 1999 had it worse. Most of us received a state that had all of its sectors in poor conditions as a result of several years of military rule. All we had was pure joy in our electorate’s hearts because they had a democratically elected governor.
“Many years have passed and people now have all of their memories entwined into one. From health to education to the economy to security, Lagos state and many other states were in turmoil as a result of years of military rule but Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu made the most progress out of all of us in reforms of various sectors, with Enugu State coming in second.
“This large progress came as a result of assembling the 23 best brains in Lagos state to examine each sector of Lagos and provide a workable solution to its unique challenges.”
Nnamani, who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has repeatedly expressed his support for Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The former Enugu governor had also been listed as a member of the APC presidential campaign council, but he was later removed — after his inclusion in the list had elicited criticism.