- Works and housing minister, Raji Fashola, has told Nigerians that government is not magic
- The minister also pronounced that Nigerians are always disappointed because they look for results in the wrong places
- Fashola urged those looking for basic amenities to focus on the most neighbouring government which is local and state
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Babatunde Raji Fashola, minister of works and housing, said Nigerians are always disappointed in the current President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration because they look for results in the wrong places.
The minister made this known on Thursday, October 1, during an interview with Channels TV in celebration of Nigeria's 60th anniversary of independence.
Fashola, who is a two-term former Lagos State governor, noted that government is not magic and it takes time for the efforts of the government to reflect.
The work and housing minister further stated that the responsibility of the government is to project hope for people.
He urged people expecting a miracle from the federal government to focus on the state and the local government because they are closer to the grassroots.
He emphasised that the government that can transform and give what people want quickly is none other than the government closest to them.
According to him, basic infrastructure like primary healthcare, primary education and other amenities can only be provided by state and local governments.
In his words:
“Governance is not magic. It is the act of the possible and our responsibility is to always project hope. Perhaps those who feel that way (disappointed) should be made to realize that what we expect of the Nigerian Federal government lies more with the state government and the local government…some of the most basic things."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Shehu Sani, a former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central, urged Nigerians to preserve their country despite the continuous acute leadership failure and gross power abuse in the county.
The former senator and critic made this known in a tweet on Thursday, October 1, in the spotlight of the celebration of Nigeria at 60.
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