The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has denied ever saying as the then Governor of Lagos State that if given a chance, he could fix the problem of electricity in Nigeria within six months.
Fashola, who was speaking during a programme on the Nigerian Television Authority Network on Tuesday, which was monitored by our correspondent, urged those crediting the statement to him to stop peddling falsehood.
The minister challenged anyone with a recording of where he had boasted that he could provide regular electricity to Nigerians within six months to publish such, insisting that he had only promised that he could supply a community in the Lekki area of Lagos with power from an Independent Power Project in the state within six months with the permission to do so.
He said, “I have heard that I said that electricity problem will be solved in six months. I have never made the statement. Anybody who has a video of where I said this should please make it public. The point I made was when I was handing over the Lekki IPP because we had about 10 megawatts of power there.”