Rilwan Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos on Saturday compared President Muhammadu Buhari with other Nigerian past leaders.
“If you watch the life of President Buhari, he is not materialistically minded like the other people”, Akiolu said.
NAN reports that the Lagos monarch made this remark when the Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa led the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria to his palace on a courtesy call.
“God loves this country and we are very lucky. My appeal to you, my sons and daughters is that let peace return to this country. Nigeria is not going to break.
“If all of us will cooperate, Nigeria will move forward. We are all one and we should regard ourselves as that.
“Cooperate with the national government. I believe in the corporate existence of Nigeria,” he said.
Akiolu urged the speakers to help address the challenges facing Buhari’s administration.
He lamented that the major problem of Lagos was the concessioning of Apapa Port.
“You have seen our problem. This is not politics. I beg all of you to join your voices with us as we request for a Special Status for Lagos State, ” he said.
The Oba, a former Assistant Inspector General of Police, called for more funding for security agencies.