Finally, Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, now knows, with all doubts erased and all illusions vaporised, that Nigerians were treacherously herded into the proverbial cul-de-sac ‘one chance’ bus when power sector assets were snapped up by unprepared adventurers in a rigged privatisation exercise in 2013. Welcome to reality, minister; since it is now clear as crystal that the power distribution companies cannot deliver, the next logical step is to take drastic decisions to rescue the country from darkness and place it on the path to achieving adequate and regular power supply.
The choices before Fashola and the Federal Government are not easy, but countries rise or falter based on the leadership’s courage in taking tough but necessary decisions. Fashola and President Muhammadu Buhari have been tardy in doing the needful in the messy power sector they inherited. This government still has two years left of its four-year mandate to set the power sector on the right track or share in the ignominy of its predecessors. Confronted by their blackmail and disingenuous propaganda, Fashola came out smoking at the 15th monthly power sector stakeholders’ meeting that the DisCos allegedly sought to sabotage.
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