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Lagos releases photos to counter report of Sanwo-Olu partying in Grenada

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Lagos releases photos to counter report of Sanwo-Olu partying in Grenada

Sanwo-Olu with Michelle

Published By: Kazeem Ugbodaga

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

The Lagos State Government has replied Premium Times with photos of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s meeting with Grenadian Prime Minister in Grenada.

Premium Times had reported that Sanwo-Olu returned to Nigeria Wednesday morning after spending days partying in the Caribbean Island of Grenada in commemoration of the 50th birthday anniversary of Abuja-based businesswoman and socialite, Aisha Achimugu.

The online portal reported that Sanwo-Olu flew in a private aircraft to the Carribean Island, and took residency in one of the most expensive resorts in the world and that many officials of his government did not know his whereabouts for days, with some saying he was attending an official engagement in London and others simply telling us he was travelling abroad.

It said while the Mandilas building burned in Lagos on 21 January and many Lagosians remained overburdened by poverty and insecurity, their governor was reveling at a party at Calivigny Island, an 80-acre private and exquisite location which costs about $132,000 per night.

The paper quoted those familiar with the event as saying that the organisers rented the Island for seven days, amounting to about $924,000 in total, in addition to other charges.

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Sanwo-Olu with Michelle

It added that Sanwo-Olu and other participants alternated between Calivigny Island and Silversand Grenada, an exotic five-year-old seven-star luxury resort located in Grand Anse beach, where some events of the posh celebration were held.

Shortly after the story broke out on Wednesday, the Lagos State Government released photos of Sanwo-Olu in Grenada presenting a miniature of the Blue Line train to Grenadian Prime Minister Dickon Michelle.

The government, on its X handle said the presentation was made after talks on bilateral relations between Grenada and Lagos State in St. George at the weekend.

The government wrote: “The two leaders exchanged ideas on tourism, agriculture and other economic interests. Mr Sanwo-Olu also attended some social engagements during his visit. Michelle spoke about Granada’s 50th anniversary coming up in February.”



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