Reading some aspects of Tunde Fashola’s press conference today on how he intends to run the Power, Works and Housing Ministries under his tenure as minister, one thing stuck out and I shook my head.
I have been shaking my head since.
Fashola said his focus on roads is to complete those already at some level of completion by THE PAST GOVERNMENT (THE PDP).
According to him, 200 road contracts which have been on hold will be revitalized next year which would create about 20,000 jobs. (Me: So that means you guys knew that President Goodluck Joanthan was right when he said just through road construction alone which his administration embarked on and completed 25,000 kilometers of roads, he created over 100,000 jobs for the unemployed)
Fashola said: “We have more power generation than is been transmitted. The Transmission Company of Nigeria says it has 142 transmission projects on-going; 45 of them at 50% completion, 22 of them can be completed within a year. This will improve power.” (Me: So Fashola and the present Federal Government agrees that the past government PERFORMED appreciably in the power sector!)
So, why then was the All Progressives Congress (APC) lying so much that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Government did nothing in 16 years or that President Goodluck Jonathan did nothing? Lying Liars, these people.
At least, Fashola inadvertently has admitted that his predecessors worked and he must carry on from there to finish the projects. May God give him the grace to finish. But for those who lied about the achievements of the others before them, demonizing them just for cheap points, May God…
No. Let me go traditional and African just as our forefathers did. May the gods bend their necks.
Charles Novia is an award-winning filmmaker. He is founder of November Productions and November Records. Connect with him on Facebook.
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