Emir of Kano Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi has told Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola that Nigerians are eagerly waiting on him to proffer solutions in the power sectors.
The former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria said this on Friday at the 42nd convocation lecture of the University of Benin.
According to him, “Fashola is one good example of the brains we have as a nation and Nigerians want to hear how many houses were built, how many kilowatts of electricity were added and how many kilometers of road that were constructed.”
Sanusi added that prayers void of good policies will not get the country out of the current recession.
“God is being used as a responsibility for our failure. If you want to deal with recession, there are policies to be put in place and your economy will grow. Your economy will be stagnant if you keep praying and no policy to tackle recession.”
In his lecture, Fashola in his lecture entitled “Freedom from fear: Challenges before the New Generation”, said the present administration will “plan its way out of recession”, in a subtle reaction to Sanusi’s comment.
Fashola said, “We will not pray our way out of recession. We will plan and produce our way back to prosperity and out of recession.
“If we spend out time praying and socializing, how can this lead us to prosperity?. This government will deliver to all Nigerians and we shall smile again” he stated.