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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