Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Jonathan has not transformed anything in Nigeria – Fashola


Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has rubbished the President Goodluck Jonathan’s Transformation Agenda programme, saying that it is a total failure.
The governor noted that the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria were only “plotting to ensure that Jonathan returns to power through propagation of false claims.”
Fashola, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, made this observation in Lagos at the opening ceremony of Women In Business Conference on Monday.

AccordiNg to him, Jonathan under the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party was not transforming the country as portrayed by TAN’s numerous adverts.
Fashola said since Jonathan assumed office, the nation’s power supply was worsening while unemployment was on the rise.

He said it was unfortunate that Nigeria, a major oil exporter, was depending on importation.
Fashola said when the price of oil stood at a $100 per barrel for almost a decade, the PDP-led Federal Government had not been able to transform the country.

He said, “Where the North East is under siege and the economy has continued to nosedive, the transformation ambassadors have continued to distort the true information that all is well. All it takes to cripple our economy by those countries from where we buy oil is to say they won’t sell to us any longer.

“We have seen a good example where the country was denied access from buying arms. This is the situation we are in as regards importation of oil. In 2010 alone, we spent N2.5trillion importing fuel into this country. Now, we have less money to import. If we can’t pay for our oil importation, we all know its implication for the country. In not too distant a future, the fuel queues will return.

“The government has yet to give us power as promised, they have yet to give us fuel, we have yet to see the standard highways they promised. There are so many Nigerians living without electricity.

“Within their transformation period, thousands of people in the North East have been killed, thousands turned refugee in their father land, over 200 girls are still in captivity of insurgents and the North East is still under siege. With all these, the transformation ambassadors are telling Nigerians that all is well”.

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