Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has accused Nigerians of expecting from the Federal Government what it should be expecting from State and local governments.
He said “we are looking for the results in the wrong place.”
Fashola said this while responding to questions on his performance in the his role as governor and minister during an interview with Channels Television.
The minister said, “The government that can transform and give us what we want quickly are the government closest to us – state and local government.
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“Looking for the Federal Government or a magic President is why we seem to have been disappointed. We are looking for the results in the wrong place.
“Governance is not magic. It is the act of the possible and our responsibility is to always project hope.
“Perhaps those who feel that way (disappointed) should be made to realise that what we expect of the Nigerian Federal government lies more with the state government and the local government – some of the most basic things.
“What we should do is to focus on the government that is closest to us. I will urge people to go and read the constitution, the powers the President has are about 45, many of them are categorised as power but they are even functions and duties.”