The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, a community-based and civil society organisation has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently rejig his cabinet.
The organization specifically urged the president to sack the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola for making more noise than he worked since he came on board.
It also recommended the immediate removal of the minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, her petroleum counterpart, Ibe Kachikwu and the AGF Abubakar Malami.
CACOL in a statement issued by its Executive Chairman, Debo Adeniran noted that it was glaring that “after about two and a half years since the inauguration of this government, certain patterns have unfolded that have exposed mediocrity and incompetence within the ranks of the cabinet members with regards to their performances in lines of the duties assigned to them.”
He said, “The Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing: The Ministry superintended over by Mr. Raji Fashola, (SAN), have over the past years made more noise than any practical achievement on the ground to justify the funds that has been ploughed into the three sectors under it. All the actions and policies of the Ministry have compounded the sufferings of Nigerians in multi-folds; from lack of power supply to the illogical hike in electricity tariffs, from continually decaying infrastructure to death traps as roads with a Housing sector that is ‘non-existent’ or in absolute comatose.
“The Minister is constantly at loggerheads with institutions, contractors and even the citizenry he is supposed to serve. The Minister keeps standing logic on its heads by asking the already impoverished Nigerians to bear the brunt of his failure by asking them to pay for services not rendered even up to the effrontery of hiking the tariff of electricity against a background of a country in perpetual darkness. He made history by achieving the lowest, ZERO, mega watts for more than 18 hours in history of power generation in Nigeria last year; with nothing to offer than damage, we call on Mr. President to ask him to honourably resign or he should be sacked! Continue Reading At DailyPost