The Campaign for Democracy, CD has given the Minister of Power, Works
and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN) up till 30 days from now to revive
the ailing power sector or resign his appointment as a minister of the
National Publicity Secretary of CD, Dede Uzor A. Uzor who gave the
ultimatum in a press statement issued in Onitsha, Anambra state,
yesterday, said Fashola has failed woefully to increase the megawatt
from 4,320 where he met it since two years ago to till date.
Minister of Power, Fashola CD noted that rather, Fashola allowed the
megawatt to decrease to less than 1,000 at the moment, a situation which
he said forced Nigerians to witness zero megawatt on January 30, this
year with a total nationwide power blackout.
CD suggested that the federal government should detach Works and Housing
ministries from the Power ministry and handed them over to another
minister to oversee, to enable Fashola concentrate only on power which
is presently the most important need of every average Nigerian.
CD also asked Fashola to make available pre-paid meters to all
Nigerians, particularly in the South East region within that 30-day
ultimatum period to assist in checkmating estimated and crazy bills on
poverty-stricken Nigerians, so as to controvert United Nations, UN’s
recent prediction that Yemen, Sudan, Nigeria, Syria and other countries
would face acute food shortage in the near future.