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By Olasunkanmi AkoniĀ  & DAPO AKINREFON
LAGOS - Former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said that the solution to all challenges facing the country was for it to adopt the practice of constitutional democracy and true federalism.

Meanwhile, the Committee of Friends of Asiwaju Tinubu has denied an online media report, that the state and local governments in the state had been mandated to contribute N1 billion to celebrate his 60th birthday, billed for tomorrow.

Addressing newsmen in Lagos , yesterday, Chairman, Asiwaju at 60 Planning Committee, Chief Pius Akinyelure, dismissed the report, saying 'the report by Sahara Reporters is only a blackmail.'

He explained that most of the events that had been outlined by the planning committee were not events that could gulp such an amount.

Tinubu, meanwhile, said the country was urgently in need of leaders, who have the fear of God for it to achieve growth and development.

Tinubu, national leader of Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, made the remarks yesterday, while donating a bus, food items, and domestic materials to the inmates of Modupe Cole Memorial Children and Treatment Centre in Akoka, Lagos.

He promised to assist the school with Bola Tinubu Foundation adding that they deserve all the support and care from well meaning and spirited Nigerians.

Chairman conference of Local Government Chairmen in the statem Mr Sulaiman Omoyele-Akeem, explained that the idea behind the items donated was to further demonstrate the spirit of impacting on the lives of the people, which Tinubu was known for.

On her part, Principal of the Home, Mrs Folake Durowoju, said the home has 398 children facing various forms of challenges, including Down syndrome, Hydrocephalus, epilepsy, and polio.

She also expressed worry that most of the people employed to assist the challenged children may soon abandon them due to poor salary and lack of other incentives.