Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu with Acting President Osinbajo. Twitter

By Ige Olugbenga

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday said he did not meet former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, before he was appointed a commissioner.

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Osinbajo served as Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice between 1999 and 2007.

Osinbajo while speaking in Lagos at 50 anniversary gala nite, held at Lagos House, Ikeja, commended Tinubu for taking cognisance of the diversity of the state while forming his cabinet in 1999.

According to Osinbajo, “I did not and I had never met Bola Tinubu before I was appointed commissioner and that says a lot about the kind of individual that he is.

“This is the kind of thinking that makes nations great; that is the kind of thinking that would make Nigeria great.

“A type of thinking that considers all of our diverse talents; a kind of thinking that does not allow parochialism; a kind of thinking that does not allow us to say anywhere belongs to only a set of people. That is when our country would be truly great.”

Osinbajo described Lagos as the foremost migrant community in Nigeria, aggregating talents from everywhere and the undisputable commercial capital accounting for over 70 percent of business in the country.