Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has told the Federal Government to recover the purportedly missing $20bn and use the money to fund projects that would generate 20,000 megawatts of electricity.
He made this known on Thursday during the inauguration of Addo – Kekere, Lagbasa and Ajah Badore roads in the Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos.
The governor wondered why it was taking the Federal Government a long time to recover the money that could solve the perennial problem of electricity permanently in the country.
He said, “If the Federal Government finds the missing $20bn, we will have constant power supply. I know that if we have $1bn, we will have 1,000 megawatts of electricity in the country. So $20bn is equivalent to 20,000 megawatts”.
The governor also urged residents of the nation’s commercial capital to be vigilant and cooperate with relevant agencies to keep the state safe. He added that security had been beefed up in motor parks across the state.
Fashola said, “This is holiday period, we have to be vigilant. I know a larger per cent of residents of Lagos will be travelling out of the state to celebrate the Easter with their relatives. Others will also be coming into the state.
“I have met with the leaders of the motor parks in the state and we will improve security in motor parks and other public facilities.
“These are difficult times; it is tough and sensible people that survive. Every family and community go through some tough times. And I know that we are tough people and we will survive.
“It is not enough to be tough, we have to be vigilant, sensible and security conscious. We are doing everything that we can to ensure that there is adequate security in the state”.
He also enjoined the residents to continue to co-exist in harmony.
Fashola, who also used the opportunity of the roads’ commissioning to inspect some ongoing housing projects in the area, advised the residents to “raise the alarm whenever we discover any strange car in our community”.
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