The government is holding one of its proposed Town Hall meetings in Lagos today. The meeting anchored by the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, which is to give Nigerian citizens direct information about the government’s policy plans was promised by the Presidency last month.

The Minister for Works, Power and Housing, Hon Babatunde Fashola SAN explained to the invited guests that “the right to know is important in democracy.” He promised that the APC-led government was “result driven,” and results in his department will be measured by the “numbers of roads finished and results that will translate to energy.”

Hon Fashola, a former governor who successfully transformed Lagos State during his tenure blamed the past government for the lack of infrastructure in the country. “We sold crude oil for $100 per barrel for a decade …We didn’t spend our money well otherwise we should not have broken roads today.”

A few weeks ago, the former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala had said that her government, under former President Jonathan, had no ‘political will to save.”

Taking to the podium after Fashola, Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi confirmed that he has been given permission by the Presidency to perform a performance audit in his ministry.

He expressed that “there are no special interests; we feel the pains that you are going through but he asked for patience. “The result you are expecting will not happen in one year. If I were in your shoes, I would feel the same way as you but please understand.”


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