Chairman of Resort International Limited, parent company of Bi-Courtney Limited, Bi-Courtney Aviation Services and Stabillini Visinoni, Dr Wale Babalakin SAN, has said neither he nor his companies enjoyed any preferential treatment from the administration of former president Olusegun Obasanjo and the successive governments.
Dr Babalakin, who stated this in an interview with The Punch newspapers, published on Sunday, July 5, 2020, was responding to a question on whether his companies were favoured by government in the concessioning of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos Terminal 2 (MM2) as well as the purchase of the old Federal Secretariat, Ikoyi, Lagos.
A statement issued by Mikail MUMUNI, Group Corporate Affairs Manager, Resort International Limited which was made available to Forefront News, quoted Dr Babalakin in the interview with The Punch as saying; “You see, the biggest challenge in Nigeria is ignorance. All these issues you’ve mentioned can easily be verified. The facts can be ascertained. But strangely enough, nobody seems to care about the truth. What we have in Nigeria, which is sad, is propaganda rather than factual, in-depth reporting of situations.
“I’m happy that you have presented these issues because they will enable me tell the public what happened. I will start with the Federal Secretariat.”