Afe Babalola lauds naming of street after him
Eminent jurist, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), has said that the government at all levels need the private sector to be able to play their part in making the country great.
Babalola, who made the comment in a statement signed by the Head of Corporate Affairs, Afe Bablola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD), Mr. Tunde Olofintila, yesterday, expressed his commitment to the development of the country.
The legal icon, who was reacting to the honour of naming a street after him by the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), expressed his gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the gesture.
Babalola said that he got to know about the honour via a letter dated August 11, 2020 and signed by Mr. Kingsley Amakeze, AMAC’s Head of Administration, AMAC Street Naming Project.
“This kind gesture on the part of AMAC is a practical approach to how a nation can emerge from Nigeria which is a country of many nations.
“For a nation properly so called to emerge from this country, the private sector has to play its part because government alone cannot make the country great.”
It is for this reason that I appreciate the role the Abuja Municipal Area Council is playing in ensuring that a nation evolves from this country of nations.”The street named after Babalola is situated off Gashara Crescent, Apo Resettlement, in Apo District of Abuja.
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