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How Fashọla dribbled Nigeria Senate


Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola. Photo/Twitter/FRSCNigeria

Sir: The Power, Works, and Housing Minister, Babatunde Fashola was screened and passed by Nigeria’s Senate to serve another term with President Muhammadu Buhari. Asked why infrastructure was still in shambles, Fashola said: “Our resources are not enough to take care of our expenditures (budgets – emphasis mine).” How will resources be sufficient when GMB’s priorities are different; abusing security operatives to fight Muslim minority groups, Boko Haram that did not attack anybody until attacked, and the Shiites that are protesting the government’s refusal to release their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, kept incommunicado since 2015, while protecting the Fulani herdsmen terrorists ravaging crops and agrarian communities. And, answering questions on power, “Fashola says states are empowered by the law to generate and distribute power”, and that “Since privatisation occurred, the ministry of power ceased to be a major player in the sector”, explaining, “We only deal with regulatory issues now.”

What then is the purpose of the huge sums of money budgeted for power, annually, 2015 till date, and GMB’s boast that he will soon improve power supply? GMB is good at making empty promises to deceive gullible Nigerians who could not see that his next level promise would yield nothing but increased bloodshed, as it were already. Poor Nigerians are easily directed by Islamic and Christian clerics to vote for someone who would help them to protect Islamic and Christian imperialisms, and not someone who would face infrastructure. Christianity and Islam are killing them and will continue to kill them until they learn the meaning of the two religions as symbolising materialism, rivalry, and exploitation.

Then Fashola launched another deception: “Our procurement laws is not compatible with the speed with which we want projects to be executed”, and that “The way our procurement law is enacted, it is the big contractors that can make the most money; our law is holding us back.” Is that not an indictment of the lawmakers? They are all deceptive Christians and Muslims; they know the deception games they play on gullible Nigerians who are brainwashed Muslims and Christians. What about the lack of resources earlier mentioned by Fashola? Hence I say the screening was a charade, and they all knew it was just a formality.

Kogi people should beware of Yahaya Bello bribing them with payment of all outstanding salaries and emoluments when election is impending. Bello is a supporter of carnage and economic destruction of Nigeria, like Ahmed Tinubu and his cohorts. For Babajide Sanwoolu, football is more important than infrastructure and mass welfare. Nigeria rulers would wage war, promote sports, demolish people’s houses and shops, misappropriate and embezzle public funds, and use homosexuality, indecent dressing and rape to cover up worsening cases of mass abject poverty and suicide. More than four months after being declared the winner of Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election, GMB is yet to install ministers. Governor Gboyega Oyetola dares not tell Osun State people the debts left behind by Rauf Aregbesola. Those who voted for such people as GMB and Oyetola have themselves to blame.

Tell northerners that with the crises created for Nigeria, nationally, by Yar’Adua, Jonathan, and GMB, coupled with the renegade governors, southern Nigeria is now almost as miserable as northern Nigeria. Islamic and Christian imperialists have advanced from attacking African Traditional Religion and culture, to attacking Boko Haram, the Shiites, and now human rights activists, including Omoyele Sowore, modeling Nigeria after misguided Muslim countries, such as Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, etc. Senseless people are brainwashed to glory in demonisation of their culture? Prof Ọlọjẹẹde Oyeniran Abiọjẹ wrote from University of Florin.


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