The Minister of Power, Work and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Tuesday, expressed shock at the destruction of public properties by Nigerians who also yearn for better service from government.
Fashola expressed his frustration while speaking on Thursday at the Buharimeter town hall meter in Abuja. The Minister also said the Ajaokuta steel plant is embroiled in legal suits hence government can do little at the moment.
“Yes, there is no power. But it does not mean there is no capacity to produce power. In February, we were able to meet 5,000 megawatts.”
“When you have an idea how extensive the pipeline network is and how they must pass through land.”
“I don’t know any country that wants to have electricity that destroys its electricity infrastructure.”
“People have even begun to remove bolts and nuts from tracks that had been laid for rail.”
“There will be a time when we can not rely on gas solely. We think that methods, planning and coordination will take us to the society we want to live in.”
“As far as security is concerned, there is a new wave of global criminality going on. The existing security machinery put in place after the second world war takes care of conventional warfare. It’s a new global learning curve for everybody.”