Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu blames Obasanjo for infrastructure decay in Lagos

Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, says former President Olusegun Obasanjo is to blame for the poor state of infrastructure in Lagos State, western Nigeria.

Akiolu said Obasanjo should be held responsible, rather than blaming President Goodluck Jonathan.

The Oba spoke on Wednesday at the public presentation of the book The Life of James Pinson Labulo Davies: A Colossus of Victorian Lagos and Worthy in Character and Learning, written by Professor Adeyemo Elebute.

Oba Akiolu said when Jonathan visited him recently, he told him that all through the eight years Obasanjo was in office, he denied Lagos its status and ‘bastardised’ the system.
“I told the President about six days ago that no one should play politics with development. Although he had his own challenges, many of the problems for which we are blaming Jonathan, were problems created by the Obasanjo administration.

“So what is he talking about now? Don’t play politics with Lagos. What is due to Lagos must be done for the state. This isn’t politics. What the British did to Lagos can be linked to what the former president did to Lagos during his eight years of administration. And those who were in position at that time failed to call him to order,” he stated.