‘If president’s outfit isn’t worth N50,000 no minister would wear an outfit of N1m’-Lagos deputy speaker

It was revealed that Mr Taiwo Kolawole, the Deputy Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly (LAHA) has urged all Nigerians to join hands in fighting corruption saying the task could not be left to the president-elect alone.
Kolawole (APC-Ajeromi-Ifelodun I) told the newsmen in Ikeja on Friday that as people were looking forward to the next administration, they should prepare for a collective fight against corruption.
“It is the leader that would show us the example and others would emulate him.

“If he is not corrupt, others would follow suit. If you have a president whose outfit is not worth more than N50,000 at a time, you would not see a minister that would wear an outfit of N1 million.
“He would cut his coat according to his size,” he said.

The lawmaker said that if the president was invited to a book launch and he donates N50,000 on behalf of himself and the government, no minister would donate N1 million.

The Deputy Speaker said that the President-elect, retired Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari was coming with a determination for change and urged everyone to support him to take Nigeria forward.

He said Buhari had said that he would not work with anybody that had problems with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

“So, if you are in the government, you would pray not to have any problem with the EFCC or else you would be sacked the second day.

“Nigerians should not expect magic from the in-coming government, our orientation is very important,” he said.

The lawmaker also spoke on the ultimatum given tanker drivers to leave the Eko Bridge, among other areas, urging the drivers not to take laws into their hands.

He said that there could be tankers’ park in somewhere in Ibadan, Oyo State, where there was enough space and by Ogere.


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