December 15, 2014 – The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola has listed 32 promises which he said President Goodluck Jonathan made prior to his election but yet to fulfill.
Fashola outlined these unfulfilled promises during the just concluded National Convention of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Fashola said he has made it a task to record as many of the promises made by President Jonathan and his party.
“All over Nigeria, he made promises to us and as far as Lagos is concerned, I can tell you that those promises remain unfulfilled without explanation. I do not know what all experiences from your various states are, but I will repeat here, some of the promises that I recorded that he made across Nigeria and ask you to tell us whether they have been fulfilled.
1. To complete the second River Niger bridge before the expiration of the tenure.
2. To make the Minister of Works to immediately start repairs of the road leading to Murtala Mohammed International Airport.
3. To transform all major routes in Damaturu to federal roads.
4. To assist in resuscitating all the collapsed industries in Kano state.
5. To set up a committee to review Federal government landed properties in Lagos, hand over those that should and retain those that should be in possession of the Federal Government.
6. To give Sokoto-Kotangora road unfettered attention.
7. To deliver stable, constant supply of electricity.
8. To ensure that Nigerians do not use generators more than two times in a week.
9. To explore the coal deposits in Benue and Kogi states for improved power supply.
10. To reduce the importation of generators at least 90 percent in four years.
11. To address the issues of unemployment through diversification of the nation’s economy to that of sustainable agricultural development across the 36 states of federation.
12. To create 1.5 million jobs in 2 years.
13. To transform the economy within four years.
14. To construct 2 world scale petrochemical plants, 2 fertilizer plants and 2 fertilizer blending plants.
15. To establish petrochemical plant around Koko Free Trade Zone in Delta State.
16. To make Nigeria go beyond producing and exporting crude oil to exporting refined petroleum products because Nigeria has no reason to keep importing kerosene.
17. To make anyone caught breaching the public peace to face the full wrath of the law.
18. To make sure that no part of the country is allowed to be a sanctuary for criminals anymore be they armed robbers or kidnappers.
19. To make a complete transformation of national security architecture.
20. To ensure there is no sacred cow in the fight against corruption; all crimes will be investigated as security is key.
21. To strengthen EFCC and ICPC to fight crime.
22. To embark on irrigation project to boost production; to start two projects in Kwara State.
23. To boost farming activities by providing power and water.
24. To re-build Ilesa water scheme.
25. To complete Ife/Ijesa dam.
26. To provide sufficient water to the people of Taraba.
27. To revamp mining activities in Jos, Plateau State.
28. To make solid mineral key revenue source in Nigeria.
29. To fight corruption regardless of the position of the person involved.
30. To play politics without bitterness.
31. To lead by example; strengthen the anti-graft agencies, not interfere and give free hand on all matters of investigation against any government official.
32. To ensure that the National Boundary Development Agencies are funded to tackle the challenges that arose out of the ceding of Bakassi to Cameroun