Former presidential aide Reno Omokri has mocked Power, Works and Housing Minister Babatunde Fashola for saying he won’t do magic to solve the nation’s power issues.
Fashola had said this on Thursday at the inauguration of the 2x100MVA, 132/33kV power transformers at the Ejigbo Transmission Substation, Lagos.
“The problem of electricity is slowly being solved, one by one,” the minister had said. “Anybody will tell you he will do magic; tell him, ‘How?’ He should explain to you.
“We inherited 800 containers for power equipment left in the port for 10 years. President Buhari gave us approval, and we have recovered 690.”
While reacting to the statement, Omokri took to Twitter to recall Fashola’s comment that Nigeria’s power problems would be solved if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were voted out of power in 2015.
“To get uninterrupted electricity, vote out @OfficialPDPNig’— @TundeFashola July 12, 2014,” he tweeted. “Electricity problems can’t be solved by magic’—Fashola October 18, 2018.”
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) October 19, 2018