Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday expressed satisfaction with the appearance of President Bola Tinubu at the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), where he addressed world leaders on the unfair treatment that Africa continuous to receive from global players despite its huge potentials and contributions.
Mr. Sanwo-Olu told reporters in an interview in New York, United States that the President succinctly presented his concerns and that of Nigeria and the continent that Africa and indeed the country needed to be listened to, and watched carefully.
“You know, Africa has been the whipping boy but Africa has not been unfairly treated. Africa has been the one that we believe, is the untapped future resource of the entire world. And he was able to put that forward to say that the world needs to listen and watch the potential that Africa presents,” the Lagos State governor noted.
He explained that “he (Tinubu) was able to put that forward to say that the world needs to listen and watch, you know, the potential that Africa presents.”
According to Sanwo-Olu, although, it was President Tinubu’s very first showing at the global world stage as Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, he demonstrated true statesmanship during that speech, and was able to personally put forward, his view of what a new Africa should look like.
The Lagos State governor added that Africa was indeed, on the path of ensuring that the renaissance of the continent is not lost almost, and that the reason why the world should be able to carry Africa along. He said Africa should also be given a fair share, its fair place in global politics and in the economic agenda of the world.
Sanwo-Olu was among other States governors who joined President Tinubu at the UN general assembly when he presented his speech.