Many faces of Fashola (A Birthday Special)

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Governor Fashola of Lagos State
Governor Fashola of Lagos State

I was driving around Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos state some years ago and noticed there was a motorcade coming close to me and a young man stood through the open roof of one of the cars. What was he doing there?  well, he was throwing customized shirts to passers-by as his motorcade drove along. ” That’s Fashola!…….”, my colleague in the car quickly remarked. Apparently he was hot on his campaign for a second term then and he was in Festac to gather votes. That was probably my first encounter with the governor.

Fashola marked his 50th birthday yesterday June 28th, and while I don’t wanna bore you guys by running through all his achievements and short-comings, I just decided to let y’all see some sides of the governor you’ve probably never seen before….

First up, here’s the governor showing his soccer skills…..

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Fashola warming up
Fashola warming up

The governor was specially invited by Kanu Nwankwo to play on his team to mark kanu’s retirement from football. Here are more pics…ijopjd3d iiu  And just in case you were wondering which football club he supports, see for yourself……………imagesCA8HAUYINext up is our beloved governor as a……………..

Fashola, the Boys Scout member........
Fashola, the Boys Scout member……..

He also taught this little girl a thing or two about arm wrestling………nkkAfter the match, our dear governor is hungry, so his aides decide to take him to an eatery but he refuses and showed them what he really wanted to eat…………………..

Confirmed boli and ground nut
Confirmed boli and ground nut

As a good citizen leading by example, the governor proceeds to tell the market folks and motor park officials about the importance of cleanliness of the environment……………………..2r

He went to his office from there but as a good citizen again, he made sure he paid his toll gate fee……….toll toll 2

Oh, and just in case you are wondering why his official car doesn’t have a governor’s seal, hear his reason, “I insist that I must have a licence plate number on my own car not a seal of governor so that the car can be identified if it did anything wrong”

Now for some serious business, Fashola has some office work to do. Don’t forget that he has a state to run…………..p7guihio

…..but he just got a call that someone was breaking the law so he quickly rushed to the scene……………………..

Fashola accosts a military officer breaking the law
Fashola accosts a military officer breaking the law

brtNext up, the governor remembers that he has to attend to some international guests………….

The governor presenting souvenirs' to Venus and Serena Williams
The governor presenting souvenirs’ to Venus and Serena Williams
.......and receiving President Clinton at the Eko Atlantic City commissioning
…….and receiving President Clinton at the Eko Atlantic City commissioning

It was getting late, so Fashola headed home but some Okada riders decided to escort him as a birthday gift…………..fash okada

………but he later banned them sha……choi!

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It was getting late and Mrs Fashola was getting worried…………………..wifeso she picks her phone and calls birthday boy . Fashola soon arrived home to spend some quality time with his family and some close friends too……………

The Fasholas
The Fasholas

iugj imagesLater in the evening, Fashola decided to entertain questions from the press….pressWhen asked what he would want as a birthday gift from the Igbo community in Lagos, Fashola thought for a long while…………..thinking

…”I can afford a car, I can afford houses, I can afford land…………hmmmmm……..lets see…………….How about a CHIEFTENCY TITLE !” Fashola’s birthday wish was granted. Behold, Igwe Fashola!

Igwe Fashola
Igwe Fashola

As the day finally came to an end, I had the privilege of asking him who has been the source of strength and hope and where does he draw his wisdom and inspiration from? He simply smiled and said “Johnson, it all comes from …………..untitled

……”My Oga at the Top”i[jpo

Happy birthday Governor Fashola !

That’s all for now guys. Hope y’all enjoyed it as much as I did and be sure to leave your comments below.

Thanks once again for visiting my blog and be sure to come back and see what I’ve been up to. Until then, please remember, “Everyman will have his day”.

I am Johnson Madichie

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2 thoughts on “Many faces of Fashola (A Birthday Special)

    Tosin Aranmolate said:
    July 2, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Luv ur blog n ur story with nice pictures all saying everything,wouldn’t mind if u can help me with my own touching n sad story dat God gave me victory want to tittle it THE STORY OF MY LIFE.Hp u remember d popular Orie Eboka’s story d fire victim girl in d 80’s now a big grown girl dat works for Lagos state Govt now.U need to hear d story hp to hear frm you soon.

      Johnson Ifeanyi Madichie responded:
      July 2, 2013 at 11:06 am

      Hi Tosin. Thanks for stopping by. I’d love to have details about this story. Pls send me a mail. God bless.

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