Thursday, March 10, 2016 11:14 am
Babatunde Raji Fashola, minister of power, works and housing has been the target of barbs by Nigerians suffering the effects of power failure.
Power generation that reached a peak of over 5,000 megawatts last month has dropped to below 1,600 megawatts, with telling effects in offices and homes.
Electricity supply in Nigeria has never been so awful than now, with many homes plunged into darkness for weeks.
Nigerians in Twittersphere have been attacking the man whose duty it is to ensure that Nigerians enjoy uninterrupted power supply, 24/7. Here are some of the critical posts today:
Crazy, who did we offend? Why is Fashola d super minister so quiet, where's the outrage? Remember there's no fuel https://t.co/tX6TBIyRrw
— Think Right 9ja (@thinkright9ja) March 10, 2016
Fashola's magic seems to have gone on holiday…..
— PREMIUM TWEEP (@XANTAPLUS) March 10, 2016
I stopped expecting any serious change when Buhari appointed Raji Fashola( a lawyer) Minister of power, works and Housing
— Olami (@Bellybista) March 10, 2016
Fashola u spoke all d English inside dictionary about power supply .Oya it's time to perform silence… Tueeh
— Amapopping (@Orikaeze1) March 10, 2016
Power generation drops to 1,580.6MW- Vanguard. Very soon, if you want power you need to have long cords & live near Babatunde Fashola.
— Dr. Njakiri Damages (@DrDamages) March 10, 2016
Abeg enough of Ese wen are we going to create hashtag for uncle fashola dis heat can kill ooo
— Olatunde Glasses (@tundeglasses) February 29, 2016
I think Fashola should have been given one ministry to handle. Power in itself is the mainstay of a nation just like petroleum and agric.
— Iyoyo Tamunofiri (@Tamysteries) March 10, 2016
Fashola, as a Govnr, in an attempt to display 'almighty', boasted he could provide stable light in 6months, as a power Min, light got worse
— OD_SIT (@I_amOD_SIT) March 10, 2016
Fashola should have known earlier that with great powers, comes great responsibilities.
— Onyema Donald (@OnyemaDonald) March 10, 2016
No light. The inverter is exhausted. I'm tempted to pick on Fashola. The 'epilepsy' of power supply now is very disheartening @tundefashola
— Chu'diebere T. Ajala (@jachlawtz) March 10, 2016
Electricity needs critical attention, our roads & housing sector needs critical attention. Fashola can't be heading all at the same time.
— Oliver uzoaga (@Olivers_diary) March 10, 2016
Only one tweet was sympathetic to Fashola as at 11.08 a.m. All others rebuke the minister, saying he has failed to deliver.
So its Fashola that caused the hot weather nd holding power. Some of u really need to knw how power is being distributed in dis country
— Olajumokemi (@jroland_) March 10, 2016