National Publicity Secretary of CD, Dede Uzor A. Uzor who gave the ultimatum in a press statement issued in Onitsha, Anambra state, yesterday, said Fashola has failed woefully to increase the megawatt from 4,320 where he met it since two years ago to till date.
CD noted that rather, Fashola allowed the megawatt to decrease to less than 1,000 at the moment, a situation which he said forced Nigerians to witness zero megawatt on January 30, this year with a total nationwide power blackout.
CD suggested that the federal government should detach Works and Housing ministries from the Power ministry and handed them over to another minister to oversee, to enable Fashola concentrate only on power which is presently the most important need of every average Nigerian.
CD also asked Fashola to make available pre-paid meters to all Nigerians, particularly in the South East region within that 30-day ultimatum period to assist in checkmating estimated and crazy bills on poverty-stricken Nigerians, so as to controvert United Nations, UN’s recent prediction that Yemen, Sudan, Nigeria, Syria and other countries would face acute food shortage in the near future.
Nigerians Now Officially Address Fashola As ‘Minister Of Darkness’
That’s why it isn’t wise to make hasty remarks when you haven’t worked a mile in the sufferer’s shoes. During Goodluck Jonathan‘s government in 2014, Babatunde Fashola who was then the governor of Lagos State, and a staunch APC stalwart was quoted as saying,
“A serious government will fix the power problem in six months.”
Ironically today, he is now the Federal Minister of Power, Works and Housing in the Muhammadu Buhari-led government. He can’t seem to handle the crisis staring him in the face.
This has earned him a new moniker: ”Minister Of Darkness’.