Babatunde Fashola, SAN, Minister of Works and Housing has said solutions to Nigeria problems lies in holding the closest governments to us accountable, rather than expecting much from Federal.
“Governance is not magic. It is the act of the possible and our responsibility is to always project hope. Perhaps those who feel disappointed (about Nigeria) should be made to realize 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.
“The government that can transform us and give us what we want quickly are the government closest to us – state and local government. 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.”