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Friday, 21 June 2013

Gov Fashola stops his aides from organising elaborate 50th birthday party

Lagos State governor Babatunde Fashola will turn 50 on June 28th. His aides were planning an elaborate 50th birthday party but he asked them to stop. He doesn't want to have an elaborate birthday at tax payers expense. I love my governor. Read what he told City People below:
"By nature I am not a ceremonious person. I don't like all the noise and partying. When I saw all the plans going on for my 50th, I said no. If this is my day, then those who really love me should allow me do it the way I want to. I have told my aides how I feel about this whole 50th birthday celebration. I asked them if governors in other countries don't have their birthdays and is it usually in such a loud way and manner? If I do it my own way it won't cost me that much to receive my visitors. I funded my 40th birthday when I was Chief of Staff and it cost me so much. I am not quite sure I can do the same now. As a Governor, it will cost me more. I am not sure I want to spend that kind of money on parties. And to tell you the truth, the idea that probably I will have a birthday at tax payers expense is something that does not go down well with me, and it's only for 24 hours. So I am going to have a very quiet and simple day with close friends and family.

109 Comments:

  • At 21 June 2013 at 21:08 , Blogger Nneotta-Sally Oden said...

    Correct man. Som ppl wuld say he doesn't want to spend but to me he's on point. Dat u hav money doesn't mean u Shld spend it lavishly.

     
  • At 21 June 2013 at 21:09 , Blogger ★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

    That's what am talking about! Now here is a governor with a mindset of a man who knows the value of money, nice one!

     
  • At 21 June 2013 at 21:12 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Fashola of life...u r a rare gem jor! HBD in adv

     
  • At 21 June 2013 at 21:13 , Blogger BLOGLORD said...

    Best Governor Nigeria has ever got!

    He ought to be the next president of Nigeria but am afraid there is a demon prowling in aso-rock.

    that place needs to be cleansed.

    Happy birthday in advance my able governor. May God bless you now and forever.

     
  • At 21 June 2013 at 21:14 , Blogger BONARIO NNAGS said...

    looolz bad market.
    I quite admire the new policy.

    ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

     
  • At 21 June 2013 at 21:20 , Blogger ruby godwin said...

    Please give the money to OJB Jezreel for his kidney transplant biko....

     
  • At 21 June 2013 at 21:24 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Fashola for president! Amen!

     
  • At 21 June 2013 at 21:26 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    God bless Fashola

     
  • At 21 June 2013 at 21:26 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Wash wash

     
  • At 21 June 2013 at 21:29 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    He is such a totful person.Not like some stupid politicians who don't give a damn.Nigeria needs more selfless leaders like this

     
  • At 21 June 2013 at 21:29 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    God bless Fashola

     
  • At 21 June 2013 at 21:30 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Good example.
    ~D great anonymous!

     
  • At 21 June 2013 at 21:32 , Blogger Slimy said...

    Way 2 go...

     
  • At 21 June 2013 at 22:10 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    My friend fashola is a great man!.. Especially in a country with so many politicians moving around with #DeadConscience. Eko o ni baje o!

     
  • At 21 June 2013 at 22:12 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Way to go. This is highly commendable. I so love this Kip it up. Public office holders Pls borrow a leaf from Gov. Fashola.

     
  • At 21 June 2013 at 22:13 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Why did dis man marry someone else naaa? *crying* I love u Fashola,I always have. D only Yoruba man I can even feel anything for,even though he's married.

     
  • At 21 June 2013 at 22:14 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Good for you sir!!! Keep it simple.

     
  • At 21 June 2013 at 22:21 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    BRF is just too much

     
  • At 21 June 2013 at 22:27 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Bull crap! Show us your bank accounts before and after, then, we will know what to say. And by the way, why reveal it if not for vain glory. Sanctimoniousness at it's best. Mtcheeeew!

     
  • At 21 June 2013 at 22:30 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Fashola for president! Long may you live to see this come true.

     
  • At 21 June 2013 at 22:33 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I salute your selfless leadership, your Excellency. Many happy returns. At 50yrs, you have done very well for yourself, your state and your nation. God less you.

     
  • At 21 June 2013 at 22:37 , Blogger Olamide Morgan said...

    The only reasonable politician... HBD in advance, God bless my Governor. Eko oni Baje oo.

     
  • At 21 June 2013 at 22:41 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Propaganda you can fool some people but not everyone

     
  • At 21 June 2013 at 22:48 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    2015 on his mind,it is just political show but Fash i like you ,i have to let you know that Nigeria as a country is not as Lagos state...so don't think it is easy to preside over 250 ethnic groups is not like Lagos..Take is easy jeje...

     
  • At 21 June 2013 at 22:55 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Shut up already, aw much do U̶̲̥̅̊ even av sef

     
  • At 21 June 2013 at 23:20 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Story!!!this man don put pple on a long thing o#naseriouswash#

     
  • At 21 June 2013 at 23:36 , Anonymous Queen Bee said...

    Kk Sir,u are a very good and honest politician!!#rme##all na wash'#

     
  • At 21 June 2013 at 23:55 , Blogger Prodigy1 said...

    You are a fool. Pls wats ur age,so I can complete d statement "you r a fool @ ... Moron, wat more can u ask for?? Otondo, bezu

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 00:04 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I know you will be president of Nigeria one day. You are humane, Godly, inteligent, reasonable, simple, and a vissionary leader. With people like you, there is still hope for Nigeria.

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 00:14 , Anonymous e bonto said...

    Wait a minute,did I hear d Governor said "quite and simple"but at d end of d day huge amount of money will b spent on his birthday.Happy birthday in advance my able Governor and future President of Naija.

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 00:18 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Amazing Fella...not like some guy whose name sound cockROACH.. Who declare a public holiday because he clocked 50. Fash is God sent. No matter what the opposition say or do Fashola will never be forgotten by lagosians.

    Kevin.

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 00:23 , Anonymous IFY said...

    God bless you our dear fashola and HBD in advance Aso Rock surely needs You and by God's grace u will get there.U remain the Best

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 00:24 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Eko oni baje oooooo!

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 00:48 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Even though he does have some more wealth now than b4 and a boisterous bank acct, he is wise n considerate. I dunno who the heck among d governors won't like to pain d city purple for two solid rounded figure (50th) birthday at masses expense.
    This is a man of honor, a professional and self acclaimed liberal. I wish him very good luck in all his ramification. Therefore, honor his interest n respect who d respect dues.

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 01:03 , Anonymous Apple said...

    Hmmm...Fashola nah correct guy! If only other leaders will follow his foot step!

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 01:06 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    bless up Gov fashola but our road in Ikoyi is very bad,water every where

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 01:06 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    And he had to tell us this? This guy uses the media for everything. Even to sell his 'humility' to us. Nigeria's problem is bloggers like Linda and the tool she has made available for people's ignorance

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 01:15 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Fash 4 presido

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 01:15 , Anonymous Luskii said...

    Shut up, fucking anonymous, can't u see u r d odd one out here?....Mumu person mumu comment!

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 01:21 , Anonymous Luskii said...

    HBD in Advance to d man dat brought SENSE to Lagos, to Oshodi especially......wish u wld become d president soon....buh I guess it aint happening

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 01:25 , Anonymous Dende said...

    @anon 9:26 Gbam!D guy can lie,show me anoda guvnor wey tiff pass am...neway when wind blow na im we go see say chicken dey wear g-string

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 01:29 , Anonymous Dende said...

    Gbammest!Holier than thou na him do pass,e be like say dem don put something 4 d water wey lagosians dey drink.Bank account after go make u fear fear na

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 03:06 , Blogger Abimbola Adebayo said...

    I love this man, no rubbish at all... Pls visit abimboladebayo.blogspot.com

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 04:24 , Blogger anno said...

    Pls, end dis talk. Wen u see a gud heart u ll kn its 4 real. If u were working as a junior staff n was later promoted, ll ur account remain d same?

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 05:10 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Oh shut up! You animal!

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 05:12 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Celebrate n we'l make u pay ur Merriment Tax.lol

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 05:14 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Monkey ow isit wash wash ??..do som of y'al think b4 u type.. Fuckaa

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 06:24 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    A Yoruba man hates parties......ayayaya. Well done though. HBD

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 06:28 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    But me I'm attending the get togetHer at marina ooo(state house)yaaaayyyy!my mama na S.A to his wife..

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 06:55 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Pls tell that to fayemi and he stupid wife. Linda post this oo. Ekiti people re really hurting

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 06:56 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Pls tell that to fayemi and he stupid wife. Linda post this oo. Ekiti people re really hurting

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 07:11 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Gov Fashola I said this b4 pls how do we get u to become our next president? I am from d north but I see what u can offer. Don't let politics stop u and if ur party knows ur worth they'll present you instead of Buhari, pls think about this. Mrs A.

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 07:20 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hbd in advance my oga @ d top... GBU

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 07:51 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Let's wait till the D day. Let's not blow his trumpet yet. After all spending money is relative. Let's see what he come up with on that day. Btwn, its a bad market for his aids after they have sharpened there mouth to chop money in the area of over invoicing.*TongueOut*

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 08:03 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    NICE ONE

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 08:07 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Tot he was above 60 already,y all d grey hairs na? Abeg sir slow down o,u re already lookn older dan ur age,my dad just clocked 60 n I doubt if dia is any gray hairs on his head*just tinkn aloud tho*

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 08:16 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Deceit! Deceit! Deceit! Who is fooling who? If Fashola is that sincere to the welfare of the citizens why will his administration construct a bridge and toll it? He is just a WOLF in SHEEP clothing. Lagosians should open their eyes....

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 08:19 , Blogger Bellissimo Aso oke said...

    I too gbadun you --you are the Best Governor so far .HBD sir

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 08:27 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Ode!oponu!!Fahola has been governor for years...how many times have you seen a newspaper advert wishing him HBD...na beef go kill you ooooo!!LOL

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 08:29 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    You wish!!...

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 08:32 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Ehhhhmmmmm yes, he had to tell us. He is responsible to us. Abi r u thinking backward ni?

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 08:32 , Anonymous Idijuwon said...

    I luv luv luv luv luv everything about your comment,i cld kiss u muaaaaaaahhh!Dis guy's just a media-whore

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 08:37 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Fashola for President! We need somebody to teach politicians modesty.

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 08:40 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Ideology worthy of eulogy!!! When the citizenry becomes your major concern as a political leader, posterity will remember your legacy. In our nation where there is audacity, insincerity and impunity in looting public funds at the expense of tax payers, you have proven again your dexterity, integrity and loyalty to the electorate. With people like you Nigeria has an incredible future despite her despicable present. Happy birthday to the flag bearer, front burner and pace setter of our fledgling democracy!!! Eko o ni baje o ati Naija no o.

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 08:45 , Anonymous Blunt Ibo Boy said...

    Don't bε̲̣̣̣̥ deceived;whatever a man sows,that shall hε̲̣̣̣̥ reap.

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 08:48 , Anonymous Manymen said...

    The Governor of Example, may the years continue to be good to you.

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 09:22 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    10.48pm..i agree

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 09:24 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Definitely looking older than his age, stress, bad genes, I suppose

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 09:54 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    #wash

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 09:56 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    This indeed is a man for this season!
    Kudos to you BRF.

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 10:02 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    oju aye....after e don chop money finish

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 10:06 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    @annon 8:16
    You are nothing but a sick and demented moron, you want everything for free and am sure none of your generations ever paid a penny in tax. We pay tol here in London (£2) to use the dartord bridge in Kent , you MORON!

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 10:08 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    wash wash, stop d decelt jor

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 10:13 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    @anon 8:07
    Who cares if your father is 160 and has no grey hair, your father dyes his filty hair so he can cheat on your mother with little girls. A man stress himself to make sure a state is run as it should be, decides not to spend tax payers money on NONSENCE parties like other governors, you open your germ greyed out infested mouth to campere Fashola to your father.... You sick MORON.

    Kevin

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 10:16 , Blogger Unknown said...

    The fact that he has chosen not to flaunt whatever wealth he has amassed has governor speaks volumes especially in an environment like ours where most ppl like to show off with their ill gotten wealth. Good call.

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 10:24 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    personally I like this man to contest for VP come 2015 but am afraid Web he get there rimini will be th e one rilling anyway Nigerians prayers for good gov will will,be answered ND all corrupts leaders will be dismissed.I just wanna imagine fashola gov in the fedral level.

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 10:24 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    personally I like this man to contest for VP come 2015 but am afraid Web he get there rimini will be th e one rilling anyway Nigerians prayers for good gov will will,be answered ND all corrupts leaders will be dismissed.I just wanna imagine fashola gov in the fedral level.

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 10:28 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Man of d people, by d people nd 4 d people!

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 10:37 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Its not by force na to use d bridge. In london if u want to use less congested roads there's a toll. Am sure he knows wat hes doin. Wat will u say abt my Abia Gov. then. Give honour to whom its due jor. Happy birthday Gov. in advance. Oz

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 11:03 , Blogger mz_bimmy said...

    Who said Governors dnt steal?....But Fashola is far better dan the others @least he could stop his birthday..point to anoda Governor who wud stop his owb birthday..U pple u better stop saying nonsense out of ur mouths...and learn to appreciate....stupid pple like the anonymous and dende(ode)

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 11:39 , Anonymous D.A said...

    Albeit his decision being extremely admirable and honourable, I really need to understand how he is YOUR governor? You are obviously not from Lagos neither are you a tax payer. So what's this about? You need to take several seats.

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 12:37 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Story time... After he n his Oga have shared lagos finish. make I hear word jor

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 13:15 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Fashola is a man 2 b emulated! Sir,u are a mentor. Keep ur good wrks up 4 we r emulating u...

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 13:54 , Anonymous shyn said...

    This is the best thing I have heard from a politician in a looooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng while now.

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 14:01 , Blogger @sslope said...

    so u dont want ppl talkin abt ow u spent tax payers money on partyin buh u want dem talkin abt ow u did not spend it. propaganda of d highest lvl.....

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 14:42 , Anonymous Mosunmola said...

    Where's all the money OJB had that people should give their widow's mite to him when he was busy doing fine boy while others were investing? Abeeeeegi!

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 15:34 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    If d bridge is not tolled, who will maintsin it? And it will soon be dilapidated. Before I forget, nobody is asking you to pass d bridge...

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 16:27 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    ah governor!50 indeed.if he's 50 den my dad is 30 lol.politicians lie abt their age a lot.any way hbd in advance governor.

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 17:06 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    GOMINA MI FASHOOOOOOOLAAAA.........BABA!!!!!

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 17:11 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Evn if he has fatter bnk account or he is choppn money,he doesn't just chop nd nt do anytn like oda assholes. He chops nd has done a lot to transform Lagos State. He has done a commendable job. Big ups

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 19:12 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    exemplary! Im from Kano and i just wish this man was president. One of the few politicians left with integrity

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 19:27 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Soaked again for another fount of washing

    --Teeteelahyo--

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 19:30 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Razzmatazz anon 8:27, don't bring ur less than an animal's mentality here biko. Ode oponu? Seriously?? And u couldn't still articulate ur point. Smh.

    --Teeteelahyo--

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 19:45 , Blogger Gkay said...

    many happy returns for the day. looong life and prosperity. hip hip hip hoorayyy...:-D

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 21:19 , Anonymous Dende said...

    @mz bimmy,your father's a slave in ur grandpa's house as u're a slave in ur father's house.Ode ni baba e ati baba re.

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 21:30 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    @ 7:30.,leaking brain!...copy and paste grammar,sure beef has eaten deep into your life,purge your life of hate and manage the cancer in your system...LOL #tongueout#

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 22:14 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Great man with great intellect. I wish you the best on earth. Eko oni baje o, o baje ti.
    Great Tayz

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 22:19 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Great man with great intellect. I wish you the best on earth. Eko oni baje o, o baje ti.
    Great Tayz

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 22:42 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Are you daft? This was someone born in 1963, who graduated from Uniben in 1987 @ age 24! He attended Law School the following year @ age 25! He has several classmates from primary school, through Birch Freeman College in Surulere and A'levels @ Igbobi College! The man is 50...Liberty and access to the internet shouldn't be abused...

     
  • At 22 June 2013 at 22:48 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    One of the most decent governors in Nigeria. Intelligent, focused, and result-oriented. Good public speaker too. One of the few polticians who can discuss economics, law, global politics, geography, religion (all the major ones), medicine, finance, sports, etc without consulting notes!

     
  • At 23 June 2013 at 01:13 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Na lie joor. Them go still do parry. All this one wey the guy justdey wash us. Biko, park well joor!

     
  • At 23 June 2013 at 06:42 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    All dis 1 na washy jare. He knows lagosians will def talk if he allows his so called aide throw an elaborate party 4 him. Even if he stops his 50th bday doesn't mean he hasn't n won't steal money or kip enriching himself wit our TAX money. As a govt I commend he has tried in his own part only dat he's too rigid. My advice sir, d way u could cancel ur 50th celebration plz sir use dat same action to stop agbero n also clear dem all from d street, transportation is getting too high cos of dis damn agbero people

    Dan

     
  • At 23 June 2013 at 07:50 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Forget the grammar...your comment is the best iv read so far on this topic...

     
  • At 23 June 2013 at 08:08 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Ur father too will 'chop money' if they put him there so shut the fuck up..BRF is a credible governor..one that's worth emulating sef..do u think its easy to govern a state like lagos?I'm sure ur from the north where one local government has just 50 houses..ode oshi

     
  • At 24 June 2013 at 10:22 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hmmmmm, u can fool pple , u cant fool me as well am telling u if u happens to be the prezido of nig many pple will track to dere destinations, i tell u the truth wt so ever u do on earth shall wait for u on the last day, the poor pple u removed food frm dere mouth r all wishinh u a hbd.

     
  • At 24 June 2013 at 16:20 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The sad part of all this is the fact that he had to tell his aides this

     
  • At 25 June 2013 at 13:25 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    God bless him!

     
  • At 25 June 2013 at 15:07 , Blogger ayo said...

    very good comment from the amiable governor, many of us wish you more years, with good health as lagosian have more health facilities so also you shall have a good and sound health living. ameen
    Comrade bello Ayo Ajah

     
  • At 3 November 2013 at 12:08 , Blogger delhicelebration said...

    i got a good idea from ur blog thanks for Very nice post for Birthday party organisers in Delhi.

     

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