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Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu really lived up to expectation as leader of a strong opposition party in Nigeria when he stormed Chicago and Washington in the United State of America recently with strong delegation of his party (Action Congress of Nigeria). During the visit, he was a key speaker at a forum on True Federalism in Nigeria in Chicago where a book was also launched. Also in attendance was world famous Reverend Jesse Jackson. A day later, Tinubu bagged an honour, and after few days visit was made to White House in Washington to meet series of committee on development and strengthening of democracy in Africa.  Aside all these, what many people did not know however was; how large was the delegation that was in America to lend moral support to Asiwaju Tinubu. Prominent among the list of his entourage was; Oyo State governor, Abiola Ajimobi; Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi and Osun state governor, Omoluabi Rauf Aregbesola who breezed in and out of the country because of other pressing matter in Osun
This magazine exclusively gathered that the company (name withheld) that was responsible for the package of the trip and the lecture had requested that all the local government and local council development areas chairmen be compelled to attend the event. A letter to the Lagos Ministry of Local Government however got approval, mandating payment of N4.5million as participation fee to the company. The charge include return ticket,  accommodation and capacity building tour of the United States. Some of the local councils that could not afford the money as we were told were debited against their monthly JAAC. In total, about N288million went into the consultant’s purse for celebration of ‘True Federalism’ in America. As at last week, none of the chairmen is yet to return to the country while officials in councils say they expect their chairmen to start arriving this week.
During one of the fora in America, it would be recalled that the Oyo state governor, Alhaji Ajimobi had called on scrapping of local governments from the constitution to pave way for rapid development in Nigeria.


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  1. It Is So Unfortunate That, Most Elected Persons In Federal Republic Of Nigeria Refer To Themselves As Leaders, Even Without Having A Formal Education On True Leadership, Or A Clear Idea Of What Is Expected Of A True Leader. One Thing I Know For Sure Is That, Revolution Is On The Way. I Humbly Stand To Be Corrected, And Oriented.

  2. In the absence of ulterior motive, Tinubu won’t mandate all LGs in Lagos to pay 4.5 million naira to a company for America trip. He should be ashamed , how many Americans have come here to hold meetings in Nigeria to discuss the development of America? Are we in military era that he had to hold such a meeting in America? Who was he afraid of? Why America? ACN is not better than PDP Jare. Looters!

  3. This to me however is not true.I am in constant communication with this council chiefs and majority of the were around so where did you get your stories from?please stop deceiving Nigerians!Investigative journalism is the way forward and not this smearing

  4. @ Isreal. It will be nice of you to mention just one local government chairman that was in the country last week. Just one and this is a challenge.

  5. can u confairm ur story, how many of d Chairman hv visa to US. l can tell autoritatively dt hon. Wale Odunlami, Chairman, Ikeja local Government did not travel to US & any other, for d money is possible for dm, but try & get ur fact

  6. That i know and am sure of, Mr Bolaji Ariyo chairman oshodi isolo local government is not in town as at the time of dis comment he is confirmed to be in America with Tinunbu , you can get the LG Sec .

  7. Tinubu & co, are too fake, and their liars, they av started again to be painting nigeria black in abroad, dat is source of their livin ‘yeye people’

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