Fashola Blasts Nigerians, Says It’s Not Govt’s Problem If Nigerians Lack Electricity
If you have no electricity or experiencing power cuts, you know who to cry but never to President Muhammadu Buhari or his government.
So, who should you hold accountable? According to Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, it is the generation and distribution companies who have bought over the power infrastructure.
So, if you don’t have electricity, it is not the Federal Government’s problem, says Fashola.
Fashola, who stated this while speaking at the Nextier Power Dialogue on Wednesday night in Abuja, told his listeners that there were problems in the power sector, but reminded them that it was not the Federal Government’s problem if citizens in the country do not have electricity, especially since the sector was privatised.
Here are his words: “There are problems without a doubt and we must deal with them. But let me remind you, all the assets that the Ministry of Power used to control for power have been sold by the last administration before I came. And so if you don’t have power, it is not the government’s problem. Let us be honest.
“The people who are operating the power sector, generation and distribution are now privately-owned companies. I am here because I am concerned. If your telephone is not working, it is not the minister of communication that you go to. Let us be very clear.”
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