Former President Muhammadu Buhari’s advisor Bashir Ahmad has commented on the speculation circulating in some circles that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu intends to move the federal capital from Abuja to Lagos. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>
Ahmad’s remarks were made in response to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) deciding to move their corporate offices from Abuja to Lagos.
In the statement he made on X, formerly known as Twitter, Bashir Ahmad said that Northerners would not be bothered whether the federal capital is relocated to Awka, in Anambra State, Lagos, or any part of the country, as long as it would bring positive changes in the country.
He said, “I believe our priority as a nation and as a region should not be the relocation of any office headquarters from one place to another. I am sure that the majority of people from the North, including myself, would wholeheartedly endorse relocating even the federal capital to cities like Awka, Abeokuta, Lagos, Makurdi, or any other place in the country if that would mean the end of our lingering challenges as a nation and usher a new, united and prosperous Nigeria.
“We clearly know our priorities, and we should only focus on them at the moment.”
The Presidency had also debunked the rumours, saying that there were no plans by President Tinubu to relocate the federal capital from Abuja to Lagos, and said that the people spreading the rumours are not being honest. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>