It seems like the mercy period for the Minister of Power, Works and Housing is over. As the former governor of Lagos state, Babatunde Fashola impressed Nigerians and the rest of the world with his dedication and the transformation of Eko.
So when he was handed the mantle of leadership of not one, not two, but three important ministries in the country, on November 11, 2015, Nigerians gave him some time to do his magic.
But now, the believe is that he’s had more than enough time to have done something tangible.
Power generation initially peaked at 5,074.7 megawatts, in February 2015 — which was a new record in the history of Nigeria’s electricity generation profile. But it has, since then, fallen to an all time low of 1,580.6MW megawatts.
Electricity supply has gotten progressively worse since 2016 began and Nigerians cannot take it any longer.
Nigerians took to Twitter to express their displeasure.
Some wondered if he was even in office.
Some were not surprised by the state of things, but by Fashola’s silence.
Some speculate that Buhari had an agenda by giving Fashola more than he can chew.
Some say that his positions should have been given to a more qualified somebody.
Some have ended their long-term relationship with him.
A few laughed at the situation.
Some believe that he hasn’t been given enough money to do his work.
Some have learnt a bitter truth – talk is cheap.
And that action is better than words.
Fashola was given way too much responsiblity. He can’t joggle them all. But we sha still want our light.