President Bola Tinubu has expressed his belief that he deserves to be listed in the Guinness World Records for the economic reforms he has implemented since assuming office on May 29, 2023.
Tinubu highlighted his achievements as Governor of Lagos State from 1999 to 2007, emphasizing his role in transforming Lagos from a struggling state to the fifth-largest economy on the continent. He asserted that his proven track record paved the way for his election as President of Nigeria.Addressing the 10th German-Nigerian Business Forum in Berlin, Germany, Tinubu emphasized his background in the private sector and his expertise in corporate governance, gained through his experience as a treasurer at Exxon Mobil and a Deloitte-trained professional.
“I governed Lagos for eight consecutive years,” Tinubu stated. “Today, I can proudly declare that Lagos State is a beacon of progress and the fifth-largest economy in Africa, having risen from zero. This is the track record that led me to the office of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
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“Tinubu underscored his commitment to reforms, emphasizing that Nigerians voted for him based on his promise to bring about positive change. He asserted that he began implementing reforms from the very first day of his presidency.
“If I am not mentioned in the Guinness Book of Records, I will find a way to insert myself there because I did it without expectation,” Tinubu declared. “My inaugural speech outlined my vision for Nigeria, and I have been working tirelessly to bring it to life.”
Tinubu’s remarks came on the heels of two significant agreements signed between Nigerian and German companies in Berlin on Tuesday. These agreements represent a step forward in strengthening economic ties between the two nations.
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