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Nigeria 2023: Can Tinubu replicate Lagos success at the national level?

By Eniola Akinkuotu

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Posted on November 4, 2022 14:02

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, boasts of revolutionising the economy of Lagos state when he was governor between 1999 and 2007 and bequeathing a blueprint to his successors which has led to economic transformation. Now he says he can replicate the feat in a country facing insecurity, balance of trade deficit and high debt. How feasible is Tinubu’s plan? 

Tinubu’s campaign strategy has been constant since he openly declared his intention to contest the presidency last January. He paints a bleak picture of the Lagos State he inherited in 1999, describing it as an uncivilised city, a jungle, and boasts about transforming it into a modern city. 

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