Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has deplored the verbal attacks on President Bola Tinubu over the relocation to Lagos from Abuja, some departments of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Federal Aviation Authority of Nigeria.
He said the criticisms against the president were either borne out of political mischief or ignorance since that action did not amount to moving the nation’s capital back to Lagos.
Senator Uzodinma, who spoke to journalists and reported by Vanguard urged Nigerians to focus on the economic benefit of the exercise as it was meant to save cost and engender efficient productivity.
He dismissed the claims of some Northerners that President Tinubu was planning to move the capital of Nigeria back to Lagos, saying such insinuations were totally unfounded, as the president lacked the powers to unilaterally effect such a fundamental change.
According to him, ” It has been made clear that those departments need to be close to the banks CBN is supervising which are in Lagos. We also know that Lagos is the hub of the aviation industry. So ,I don’t see anything wrong with what the President has done “