Fashola accuses Jonathan of showcasing Lagos project as own achievement

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola. Photo credit: Sun Newspaper

The Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, accused President Goodluck Jonathan of taking glory for projects constructed by the Lagos State government.

Mr. Fashola, who spoke Wednesday at the seventh annual colloquium of the former governor of the state, Bola Tinubu, said it was corrupt for the president to lay claim to a waterworks project in Lagos.

Mr. Jonathan campaign group had listed the Phase two water project at Adiyan, Lagos, as one the achievements of the administration, in an effort to assure Lagos people the president had delivered in the state.

“This morning on page 64 of the Guardian, I saw a list of accomplishment of the president in Lagos; there were others that they have built the road leading to the international airport. But what was disturbing was that they listed phase two waterworks as one of things the president have done in Lagos,” Mr. Fashola said.

Mr. Fashola said the project was constructed by his administration, with funding from Lagos taxpayers’ money.
“I think that is cheap, a lie about something you did not do and I think it is corrupt. For the record, that waterworks is being constructed by the Lagos State government with tax payer’s money,” he added.

In November 2014, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the president, Reuben Abati, was also caught on twitter showcasing projects executed by the Kano State Government as part of the legacy projects executed by the President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration in the North-West geopolitical zone of the country.

Mr. Abati, had in a 10-part series of tweets on Sunday highlighted key projects he said the Jonathan administration executed in the six North-West states of Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara.

The Kano state government accused the presidency of fraud and demanded an apology.

Mr. Abati did not respond to PREMIUM TIMES’ inquiry on the latest claim by Mr. Fashola.


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  • Hassan Lawal

    Its a government of deceit,that’s why they have to go.

  • sammyctu ode

    Gov. Fashola is a very credible man anytime while jonathan is a pathological lier as usual.

  • Saydo Shan

    GEJ has to showcase other projects so as to show he has done something with the colossal money he receives. He was busy drinking Apeteshi while others were working. Now he has to lie to have completed projects under works or hijack projects he did not do.

  • famaks

    Pity them, they are being paid to do a difficult and dirty work of keeping an inept first family in aso rock who are afraid of life outside state houses where they had lived this past 16 years in different capacities by sheer lock which has now ran out.

    • absam777

      Buhari has promised to build air-conditioned eletric powered prison for Jona and mama piggy. Just like Aso-Rock.

  • Maria

    A man who listed a road linking Duala and Yaounde in Cameroon as his achievement can even show Time square skyscrapers in New York city as his achievement in Nigeria…a fraudulent man.

    • Onike24

      Lol, you won’t killl me!


      GEJ also showcased Kano State University built by Kwankwaso as one of his achievements. The man is a pathetic serial liar!!

  • Mosaku 147

    They live by lies. Jona loves liars. He never blinks when he lies. May God have mercy on Nigeria by helping me disgrace this punk out of Aso villa.

  • Titi

    Jonah has no serious project of himself, empty promises

  • Moe

    Just wait and see. Before Saturdays election, Jonathan will claim that he was the one that killed the Dead Sea.

  • Ikedinachi

    This was the same govt that ridiculed Nigeria before the world by lying that the Moroccan president spoke with Jonothing on phone when he did not. The Moroccan authorities were so peeved by such cheekiness that they angrily withdrew their ambassador to Nigeria and Jonothing then admitted that he never indeed spoke with the Moroccan president thus heaping so much shame on Nigeria. What Fashola is complaining about is also happening in Imo State where shameless pigs suddenly started claiming the 305 brand new schools Rochas is building all over IMO State as their. And to think that this is a govt that has garnered much more than four immediate previous goats combined? It is a big shame!

    • Ayelala

      This is the picture of the water works when the site was being cleared. Adiyan phase 2. Quite massive.

  • Spoken word

    What do you expect from a government of drunkards led by GEJ

  • Etega


    • favourtalk

      Wake up to reality, you even use Generator to charge the gadget you used in typing. Shame

  • Nwaobilor

    It could have been a typographical error for all we care.

  • Kufere


  • ubong ekanem

    Fashola hide your face in shame for saying this,even with this lies from you we will still vote PGEJ

  • uduak akpan

    Fashola when you are done with your lies you tell us!all that matters now is that we all are voting for PGEJ

  • emmanuel

    lies upon lies will not save you oh APC

    • favourtalk

      Check the newspaper now and see who is lying. PDP that has no project to show

  • Haykay

    We all need to be proactive in verifying info given by politicians.
    Even though i am yet to take a look at the said guardian publication.
    But for him to state the page number shows higher degree of truthfulness.
    God bless our nation Nigeria.

  • favourtalk

    GEJ that has lied so many times, we won’t vote such people like that, we need change for real in nigeria not propaganda of GEJ. Check the newspaper and see those lies

  • what is fashola trying to say, taking the glory for what? he has been working on his own,well go ahead with the ranting, GEJ will win.

  • chinwe davis

    we don’t care what you say fashy, it’s jonathan we want….

  • LETS MARCH FOR GEJ, NOW TILL 2019…………………………

  • kingsley obi

    The 3rd Mainland Bridge is a federal road, in fact, it was recently rehabilitated by the Federal Government. Ikorodu Road is a federal road. Even where the BRT Lane is placed is a Federal Road. Apapa- Oshodi Expressway… in fact, most of the roads in Lagos are federal roads.

    • TKBaba

      Including road leading to and from MMA…

  • faith adams

    Lagos is the luckiest state! All the governor has to do is concentrate on environmental works (sanitation).

  • Dr Sam Nwiyordee

    All these baseless comments will no stop the people of Lagos state from voting for GEJ.

  • sofia williams

    Fashola and his cohorts in APC never gets tired of lying, eg. LIE MOHAMMAD

  • Rume Akpo

    Fashola sabi respect himself before o. What now happen

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    • Arabakpura

      There has been success already and you were acknowledged!

  • Arabakpura

    He only stole the project! Stealing is not corruption!

  • delem2

    Who is jonathan to nigeria and nigerians, When Jonathan was a deputy governor, calamity befall Alamesiagha, when he was vice president, calamity befall Yar’adua, and now he is the president of nigeria, a lot of calamity are befallen nigeria. 100,000 of nigerians are now refugees in their own country, over 13,000 have died in the hands of boko haram, fuel from 65 to 97, import duty is now times two, NEPA tariff going high, dana air crash, Agagu plane crash, Yakowa and Azazi crash, Dambaba Suntai crash, two military helicopter crash, super eagle defending champion zero, corruption, impunity, political thugs in d highest level. To mention but few. Jonathan is a calamity which any nation should pray against…. Beware!!!

  • spelete

    These people gave u jonathan and now they want to take him away from u.Thjnk Nigerians ,Think for this is a golden opportunity to follow God to rid this country off these bragadoes.thank u

  • maureen

    has been consistent in sayin that PDP has ruled Nigeria for 16 disastrous years in which corruption,

    Impunity, insurgency, armed robbery and several ills of society held sway. But at a very close look at the APC,

    I am seeing:

    1. Rotimi Amaechi – 8 years speaker; 7 years, Governor under PDP.

    2. Atiku Abubakar – 8 years Vice
    president under PDP.

    3. George Akume – 8 years
    Governor under PDP.

    4. Bukola Saraki – 8 years
    Governor; 2 years, Senator under PDP.

    5. Timipre Sylver – 4 years Governor under PDP.

    6. Audu Ogbe – 2 years Chairmanship of the PDP.

    7. Aminu Masari – 4 years as the Speaker, House of Representatives under PDP.

    8. Chris Ngige – 3
    years Governor under PDP.

    9. Rabiu Kwankwaso –7 years Governor; 3 years Defense minister under PDP.

    10. El Rufai – 4 years FCT Minister; 2 years BPE chairman under PDP.

    11. And to cap it all, Obasanjo is the navigator of the APC, a man who spent 8yrs of the disastrous 16 years as the maximum ruler of Nigeria. It is now clearer that APC is a waste basket of the PDP,

    where the people who created and perpetuated the 16 disastrous years are now dumped.

    So where is the change coming from? Are they now saints because they joined APC? Pls be WISE & VOTE not for those seeking power by FORCE

    CRIMINALS (APC ).” Share this for d love of ur country. Make sure u send it to anoda person

    Goodafternoon 1nce Again,

  • bib

    Don’t worry yourself the thieving spree shall soon end starting from tomorrow . God willing. Ameen.

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    President Ebele Jonathan is a fraudulent,naive,clueless,incompetent and corruption ridden president who is fond of laying claim to the achievement of others as part of his government achievements in office.The example of the the pahse-two water works executed by governor Fashola at Adiyan,Lagos is one of several example of wrong claim of achievements by the non-productive president Ebele Jonathan.Look at the archaic railway wagon mr Jonathan is laying claim as achievement in the last six years in office?But stealing is no corruption mantral shall end on march 28,2015 after Nigerians vote out Mr Ebele Jonathan and his corrupt ridden PDPiggers.

    • the_zone

      Mr doctor. What is pdpiggers’, from what lexicon did you derive this word.
      *the president is in his fifth year in office, stop being fraudulent in claiming six years.
      * has the fabled Adiyan water project translated to water in your area? NO
      * If you decide to ask for sex to pass a student or treat a patient, is that stealing or corruption. Think!
      * please find time and enter the air-conditioned trains, and if it is an old wagon, is it not better than not having any at all.
      *all the terms you used in describing the President is a waste of time.

      • Ezba

        Your comment has reveled you as an odoriferous, bizarre, mendacious, perfidious homo sapien. I know you are resident in this country and you know the evil stuff being perpetrated by Jona and his band of thieves, you are just being mischievous in your comment; anyone who supports this Jonadaft is a low fellow. Perhaps, you are a partaker of the crumbs from the bonanza of currency your president has been doling out. A very selfish person you are: because you are comfortable, it is all well if the rest of the country goes to hell. You had better have a rethink before you are consumed in your love for filthy lucre. A word should be enough for you

        • the_zone

          No sir….maybe three words would not be enough.
          So I should not support my candidate because of you right?
          So if I support your man Buhari then all is well right!
          You are just using words without a full grasp of its meaning.
          I stand by my words and you can’t do anything about it.