Former Lagos State governor and current President, Bola Tinubu, asserted his eligibility for a place in the Guinness World Records during the 10th German-Nigerian Business Forum in Berlin, Germany.
Reflecting on his transformative tenure as Lagos State governor from 1999 to 2007, Tinubu highlighted his role in propelling the state from obscurity to the fifth-largest economy on the African continent.
In his address to the forum attendees, Tinubu emphasized his background in the private sector, having been trained by Deloitte and served as the treasurer of Exxon Mobil.
He proudly declared his commitment to corporate governance and drew attention to his eight years of consecutive governance in Lagos, a period during which the state experienced significant economic growth.
“I come from the private sector, and I’m one of you,” Tinubu asserted. “Define corporate governance in any way, and I am in it.”
Tinubu positioned his accomplishments as the foundation for his presidential aspirations, expressing confidence in his ability to lead Nigeria based on his proven track record. He reminded the audience that his administration had initiated reforms from the first day of his presidency, aligning with the expectations of Nigerian voters who supported him for his commitment to positive change.
“To me, if you didn’t mention me in the Guinness Book of Records, I’d thrive to find a way to insert myself because I did it without expectation,” Tinubu declared, referencing the reforms he spearheaded in Nigeria.
The president’s remarks coincided with the signing of two significant agreements between Nigerian and German companies, underscoring the importance of international partnerships in fostering economic growth.