A member of the Northern Elders’ Forum and Chairman of the Maje Foundation, Alhaji Rufai Mukhtar Danmaje, has asked the Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola, to resign honorably from his post for not having completed any projects since he took office as Minister of Works five years ago. .
Danmaje said that it is no longer a story that, for example, in the entire northern region, no project embarked by the minister has been completed despite the huge taxpayer money allocated to his ministry.
Mukhtar Danmaje, who presents the views of the Northern Elders Forum, said If the minister refuses to resign voluntarily, President Muhammadu Buhari should hesitate to quickly fire him and scrutinize him to find out what happens to the money of the billions of taxpayers assigned to his ministry.
“For example, look at the Mambila Hydro Power project topic. Over time, the minister has been misleading the president and indeed working Nigerians have reached a high percentage, but only for a committee to expose now that there is nothing on the ground. “
He noted that the issue of the Mambila hydroelectric project is enough to fire the minister or ask him to resign honestly, but he chooses to stay on the sidelines as if everything was fine.
He said, “If people like Fashola keep talking about the rotating presidency back to the South, they could provoke us to refuse to vote for someone from that region because we consider it a failure and nothing more.
“It could be seen that no road project has been completed under Fashola in all of northern Nigeria, even the beloved Kano, Kaduna, Abuja road which he says cannot be completed until after his tenure, so what are we saying? “
Speaking of the insecurity problems in the north, Danmaje worried that the region lacks a leadership to direct its mission and design a roadmap for its survival.
“We fell into the trap of insecurity for many reasons, one of which was the lack of leadership in the region and, indeed, the lack of a tentative roadmap for its survival and, indeed, the negligence of the traditional institution that used to be our mirrors ”.
Source: – Daily publication