Babatunde Fashola, the former governor of Lagos State and Minister of Works and Housing has cautioned Nigerians against seeking solutions to problems that are meant to be solved by their state governments.
In an interview on Channels TV, Mr. Fashola said that Nigerians are disappointed with the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration because they expect magic from a government that is constitutionally only allowed to do less.
He urged Nigerians to read the constitution for a better understanding of what is expected from different levels of government in the country, rather than expecting Mr Buhari to play the functions of their respective state and local government authorities.
He added that the government that could provide the desired transformation quickly was the one closest to Nigerians .
“The government that can transform us and give us what we want quickly are the governments closest to us – state and local government,”he said.