“I never promised better power supply”, Fashola informs Nigerians

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has denied
making promises of better power supply. Speaking in an interview with
Channels television, Fashola said that his plans did not consider
vandalization of pipelines because he was always focused on power
    “Let us be careful when you claim that I made
promises because I am ever so conscious of the things that I say and I
believe that if I recollect correctly, it was when I was unveiling my
ministries, probably sometime late December last year, and it is unlike
me to make promises on things I don’t control,” he said.

    “If you check the words I used, I shared with
you our plans if it worked and where we will be. Those promises don’t
factor in vandalisation. You know when they teach you how to generate
power in school, they don’t teach you how to deal with vandalisation.

“When they teach you how to do banking, they don’t teach you about
round-tripping so those are the assumptions that things would remain
normal. There is no nation in the world that wants electricity that
vandalizes the assets that produce electricity; it doesn’t make any

    “I can control what my team does, I can promise you
what my team efforts will produce but I can’t control behaviour that is
counterproductive. Those pipelines are national assets; they were built
with our common wealth, the people whose territories it passes are
custodians of it.

    “Let us assume that the people who are also
custodians of Jebba, Kainji and Shiroro dams go to break them down
because they are angry, then who gets power?”

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