A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Joe Igbokwe, has credited the party's National Leader, Bola Tinubu, for turning some Igbo businessmen into multi-billionaires in Lagos State.
Igbokwe who is an aide to the incumbent Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, made the revelation in a statement released on his Facebook page, according to DailyPost.
According to the statement titled 'How Asiwaju BAT created many Igbo billionaires in Lekki Corridor Lagos', Igbokwe said that Tinubu saw the vision of a new Lagos and persuaded his Igbo friends to invest in Lekki Corridor, some years ago.
He said that the Igbos and other Nigeria who took Tinubu's advice are smiling big time today
"In those days LEKKI Corridor was begging for attention. Nobody saw the potentials of that investment hub. Nobody thought LEKKI will be what it is today. ASIWAJU saw the real potentials and began to speak to some people to take a look at that side of Lagos and invest there for tomorrow.
"ASIWAJU spoke to some of his Igbo friends in Lagos and told them that LEKKI will be the new Lagos anytime soon. He told them: "If you have the money go and buy property there and you will not regret it".
"ASIWAJU knows what he is talking about because he, himself has been a real estate guru for years. Those Igbo boys and other Nigerians who took his advice are smiling big time today. They are big-time multi-billionaires and their property keeps appreciating every day. ASIWAJU BAT sees tomorrow.
"He sees what others cannot see. He plans ahead, he sows the seed. He keeps his friends and his head when others are losing theirs; he loves humanity. He creates and builds leaders every day. He hunts for talents with passion and grace. He loves other Nigerians. He loves Nigeria," Igbokwe said.