The governor, lambasted the
Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria for
“plotting to ensure that Jonathan returns to power
through propagation of false claims.”
Fashola who was a keynote speaker at the opening
ceremony of Women In Business Conference in
Lagos on Monday, said he remained convinced that
the country under the leadership of the Peoples
Democratic Party was not transforming the country
as portrayed by TAN’s numerous adverts.
The governor noted that the nation’s power supply
was worsening while unemployment was on the
rise. He said it was unfortunate that Nigeria, a major
oil exporter, was depending on importation.
Fashola said when the price of oil stood at a $100
per barrel for almost a decade, the PDP-led Federal
Government had not been able to transform the
country. He therefore wondered how the same
government could do better in 2015 since oil price
had dropped to $80 per barrel.
He said, “Where the North East is under siege and
the economy has continued to nosedive, the
transformation ambassadors have continued to
distort the true information that all is well. All it
takes to cripple our economy by those countries
from where we buy oil is to say they won’t sell to
us any longer.
“We have seen a good example where the country
was denied access from buying arms. This is the
situation we are in as regards importation of oil. In
2010 alone, we spent N2.5trillion importing fuel into
this country. Now, we have less money to import. If
we can’t pay for our oil importation, we all know its
implication for the country. In not too distant a
future, the fuel queues will return.
“The government has yet to give us power as
promised, they have yet to give us fuel, we have
yet to see the standard highways they promised.
There are so many Nigerians living without
“Within their transformation period, thousands of
people in the North East have been killed,
thousands turned refugee in their father land, over
200 girls are still in captivity of insurgents and the
North East is still under siege. With all these, the
transformation ambassadors are telling Nigerians
that all is well.”
He noted that the Jonathan administration in 2011
promised to generate 16,000 megawatts by 2013,
including harnessing coal opportunity, wind and
solar to generate 13,000 megawatts electricity,
noting that this had yet to become a reality.