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Buhari not materialistic – Oba Akiolu

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The Oba of Lagos , Rilwan Akiolu , on Saturday said President Muhammadu Buhari Buhari is a non – materialistic leader after comparing him with past leaders .
“ If you watch the life of President Buhari , he is not materialistically minded like the other people , ” Akiolu said .

The Lagos monarch made this remark when the Speaker , Lagos State House of Assembly , Mr Mudashiru Obasa , led the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria to his palace on a courtesy visit .

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the visit was part of the activities for the 2018 Conference of Speakers which commenced on Friday in Lagos .

“ God loves this country and we are very lucky . My appeal to you , my sons and daughters is that let peace return to this country . Nigeria is not going to break .

“ If all of us will cooperate , Nigeria will move forward . We are all one and we should regard ourselves as that .

“ Cooperate with the national government. I believe in the corporate existence of Nigeria , ” he said .

Akiolu urged the speakers to help address the challenges facing Buhari’ s administration .

He lamented that the major problem of Lagos was the concession of Apapa Port .

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“ You have seen our problem . This is not politics. I beg all of you to join your voices with us as we request for a Special Status for Lagos State, ” he said .

He urged politicians to have the welfare of the citizens at heart and ensure the security of lives and property .

The Oba , a former Assistant Inspector General of Police , called for more funding for security agencies .

( NAN )

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