The former Governor of Lagos state Babatunde Fashola on resuming office as a Minister has reiterated that the need to ‘take the bull by the horn’ is his sole aim.
The new Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola has told the staff of all the ministries under his care that it is not business as usual. He said delivering to the people is his sole aim, adding that all must work together to set the ball rolling.
He informed the staff of the Ministry of Power that Nigerians had waited long enough to get power, hence, the federal government had no choice than to deliver. He told them that Nigerians were anxiously waiting for results.
He informed them of the need to bring together processes and activities of all the ministries under his supervision for effective service delivery so as to churn out results. He used the opportunity to assure the Ministry’s leadership of his commitment to learn and work with them, as he described them as career people.
We want information on what has been done, what remained to be done, and what are the future plans, we want to continue from there.
He said he was also interested on how best to harness the available human resource and the physical assets in the ministry.
According to him, the information he seeks will assist as the administration hits the ground running, and that “we need to do more so as to regain lost time.”
Also speaking, the Minister of State, Power, Works and Housing, Mustapha Baba Shehuri, demanded for a detailed ministerial briefing document to serve as a guide for “proper take-off.”