According to a statement from the office of the speaker, Gbajabiamila said this at the 12th colloquium held to mark the 69th birthday of the former governor of Lagos state.
The speaker said although many people owe their success to God, Tinubu was used as a vessel.
“Today is Asiwaju’s day, it’s about him and it’s about Nigeria. I make bold to say, many of us, me inclusive, owe our personal successes to God, but I know and recognize that God did not come down. He used Asiwaju as a vessel,” he said.
Gbajabiamila said Tinubu has the ability to identify talents while describing him as a gift from God.
“Asiwaju is known for his uncanny and unparalleled ability and capacity to identify, spotlight and zero in on talents. He’s done that with me; he’s done that with so many others, that is a mark of leadership,” he said.
“There are so many superlative words that have been used to describe Asiwaju today, so I am not going to bore you and be repetitive.
But I must say something: I do not know of a man or woman, dead or alive, in Nigeria, that eats, drinks, walks, sleeps politics 24/7, 365 days.
To me, there is only one word to describe somebody like that; someone with that kind of capacity, it’s called a gift, and it’s a gift from God, and that is what God has given him. I don’t know of anyone that can go through all that for 365 days a year attending to people from 11.am to 4.am and he is still standing. Thank God for people like him; it is divine and I wish him luck.”
The speaker said he had seen the outpour of love for Tinubu from all over the world and it had made him happy.