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We said we would change Nigeria but not in 4 years – Fashola



We said we would change Nigeria but not in 4 years - Fashola | BellaNaija

Babatunde Fashola

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said that his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), did promise change but not in four years.

Guardian reports that Fashola said this at the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 campaign in Ikeja, Lagos State.

Fashola listed the achievements of the present administration, saying that the choice for Nigerians is between going forward to the next level with the present administration and going backward.

He said:

In 2014, we said we would change Nigeria but we did not say we will do it in four years. This election therefore is a choice between going forward to the next level or backward because the work has already begun.

Since I became a minister, the president has never interfered in what I do. He has never lobbied me for contract and I can assure you that it is like that with other ministers.

The oil revenue the former government took advantage of, what did they use it for?

We have watched what happened in 16 years of nothing to show. Some people are trying to rewrite history now. You don’t sack a good employee. If they are living in delusion and say it was good governance, why did they lose the job? In 2017, the budget on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway was cut from N30 billion to N10 billion. You know who was presiding (then).

Buhari has inaugurated an infrastructure development fund to ensure that Lagos-Ibadan, Second Niger Bridge and Abuja to Kano Road would never suffer funding problem again. Just yesterday, the two contractors on the Lagos Ibadan Expressway got a total of N15 billion to continue the work. The same thing is true of the Ikorodu-Sagamu Road. That road, for 16 years, was nothing to write about.


  1. tony

    November 21, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Story for the Gods… now you feel the pinch…. u used your mouth to say power can be fixed in six months now you need 4 years!! Anurfia!

  2. Chinny

    November 21, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    Tears!!! Did he really say we only have the option of going backward, or to the next level with them? And then after another four years, the story “8 years is not enough to…” **actual tears**

  3. Queen Daria

    November 21, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Between Buhari and Osinbajo, I don’t know who I hate more. With everything that has been going on: the killing of Christians by muslim herdsmen, the appointment of muslims as heads of most security agencies in the country, etc., one would think Osinbajo would resign in protest. But no, the idiot is staying put.

    The fool doesn’t know he is there to protect the interest of Christians. Osinbajo, I HATE YOU SO MUCH!

    Now, this tribal bigot is talking trash. God will punish you Fashola

    • Fizzy

      November 23, 2018 at 12:27 am

      Amen. God punish Fashola and Osinbajo.

  4. Adamazi

    November 21, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    Mr. Fashola your time is up and we ain’t interested in your stories. Take your change and be gone.

  5. Baybie

    November 21, 2018 at 11:08 pm

    Nope! If you can’t do much in 4 years then you don’t deserve another 4. Leave road, make we test another person na!

  6. africhic

    November 22, 2018 at 8:26 am


  7. Nnenne

    November 22, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    No sir, Nigerians, that hired all of you, get to decide the time frame not you!

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