Sunday 18 January 2015


Lagos State Governor, Raji Fashola, yesterday declared that the academic qualifications of President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo have not in any way impacted positively on the nation.

The governor, who spoke at the All Progressives Congress (APC) mega rally in Ikorodu, said the university degrees of the duo have not stopped the country from sliding into its present sorry state.

Fashola said: “We prayed that if we had someone who has degrees, he would be able to develop the country. And when the President, a PHD holder assumed office, rather than improve the standard of living of the citizens, we are having regression. The Vice President is an architect but he cannot construct road.

“But a lawyer is the Commissioner for Works in Edo State and he has constructed several roads. In Ogun State, the Commissioner for Works is an architect and he has built several roads. So, let’s ask Sambo, the vice president, what has he done for the nation.

“All he (Sambo) could do was to inform the president that people are leaving Lagos because of the state tax regime. And I want everyone to ask the vice president if the number of vehicles coming into Lagos has reduced.”

The governor said the federal government postponed the planned increase of import duties on Tokunbo vehicles by 70 percent because the elections are around the corner.

“They know that people will protest. That is not in the interest of the public transport system. The responsibility of any government is to protect its citizens. And for it to be attained, you should support the candidature of Buhari and Ambode.

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