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I deserve a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for my transformative initiative as Lagos Governor – Tinubu

"To me, if you didn’t mention me in the Guinness Book of Records, I would strive to find a way to insert myself because I did it without expectation"

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In far away Berlin, Germany, President Bola Tinubu said his impeccable record during his tenure as Lagos State Governor (1999-2007) deserved to be listed in the Guinness Book of World Records.

The President made this remark in his address at the 10th German-Nigerian Business Forum held in Berlin, Germany.

He said one of his transformative initiatives was through the Lagos Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) which re-engineered the finances of Lagos State from a meager N600 million per month to N20 billion.

According to him, the giant strides he recorded during his tenure as governor positioned the state to become the fifth-largest economy in Africa, rising from zero.

He said: “For those who fear various obstacles, look at me; I come from the private sector, and I’m one of you, trained by Deloitte. I served as the treasurer of Exxon Mobil. I define corporate governance in any way, and I am in it.

“I governed Lagos for eight consecutive years. Today, I can proudly say that Lagos State is on the horizon and has the fifth-largest economy in Africa, rising from zero.”

Tinubu said if the Guinness Book of World Records did not acknowledge his work, he would insert himself in it.

“Nigeria voted for me for reforms, and from day one of my inauguration, I started the reforms. To me, if you didn’t mention me in the Guinness Book of Records, I would strive to find a way to insert myself because I did it without expectation; my inaugural speech disclosed what I would do.”

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