“Until recently, we all used to think that our national development was inhibited by the fact that we never had a university graduate as leader of any national government in an executive capacity. We now have two graduates, a zoologist and an architect, at the helm of our national affairs, and I think majority of Nigerians will tell you today that their lives are worse off today than they were four years ago.”
Lagos Governor, Babatunde Fashiola made these observations in a lecture entitled, ‘The Challenge of Democratic Governance,’ which he delivered yesterday in Abuja at the birthday lecture of former Bayelsa Governor, Timipre Sylvia.
The governor said that the situation now has made it clear to everyone that there is more to leadership than having university degrees.
He insisted that the Jonathan administration has practically failed Nigerians in the areas of security and other sensitive national issues such as the abduction of over 200 Chibok girls and the alleged missing money from the federation account.
According to him, the event has been followed by other round of lies, adding that the abduction of the girls has been enmeshed in lies. “They have also lied about the economy.”
Governor Fashola declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) states are performing better than states governed by the PDP, even as he called on Nigerians to ensure that the PDP is voted out in the 2015 general polls. [myad]