Fashola: I Did Not Say Power Can Be Fixed In 6 Months
When Babatunde Fashola was appointed the Minister of Power, Works and Housing in 2015, many Nigerians flashed back to a statement credited to him and were hopeful he will walk the talk.
The statement credited to Fashola when he was governor of Lagos state says – a serious government will fix power in six months.
However, after three years in a position to fix power and not being able to, Fashola has denied he made the statement.
Fashola denied the claim at the Nextier Power Dialogue on Wednesday night in Abuja, while responding to questions that he once said a serious government would fix the power sector challenges within six months.
Fashola challenged participants at the dialogue and members of the public to produce any video evidence where he made such comment.
“I have the video of what I said and where I said it and I think it was in 2014 in the run-off to the election and I was in Lekki, Lagos,” the minister said.
He explained that the comment was made during the inauguration of the Lekki Independent Power Project when he was governor of Lagos State, adding that his statement had to do with the connection of residents of Lekki to the IPP within six months if the state government had received the approval to do so.
“You may disagree with me, but I challenge anybody who has an alternative set of facts. We have the video here and we can play what I said and you can listen to it. If you have a different version, bring it out. I challenge you!” the minister declared.
Can one Nigerian produce the exact video evidence, and prove the minister wrong?
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