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Repair roads, stop talking about 2023 presidency – Bode George tells Fashola


A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bode George has called on the minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola to focus on repairing roads instead of talking about 2023 presidency.
Fashola, during a town-hall meeting » organised by the Ministry of Information and Culture and the National Orientation Agency on Thursday, October 18, 2018, said “Do you know that power is rotating to the South-West after the completion of Buhari’s tenure if you vote for him in 2019?
“A vote for Buhari in 2019, means a return of power to the South-West in 2023. I am sure you will vote wisely, ” according to Punch.
George reacts
According to Daily Post, George said “Fashola is the Minister of Works. Look at the key major roads from the ports, they are in deplorable state and these roads are the gateway to the nation’s economy.
“It costs a container to be moved from Apapa ports to Tin- Can to Ikeja N1million. Just one container and that is what it will cost the same container from Shanghai in China to Lagos.
“So, the minister needs to fix those roads now instead of postulating about 2023. These roads have not been maintained for years.
“If goods cannot come out fast from the ports, it will affect those who are buying and selling and if things cannot go into the ports for export, how would people make money.
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“Fashola should be concerned about fixing these roads before May 2019 because he would come back someday to give account to the people.”
Only a magician can solve Nigeria’s electricity problem
Fashola, speaking on the electricity challenge in the country, said only a magician » can fix Nigeria’s perennial electricity problem overnight.
The minister said this while inaugurating of the 2x100MVA, 132/33kV power transformers at the
Ejigbo Transmission Substation in Lagos on Thursday, October 18, 2018.
Bode George also said that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode » has made more impact in Lagos state than Fashola.
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