Friday, November 15, 2013

Fashola criticises fellow governors on use of sirens

A major news item for me in the papers today is the open chastisement of public officials who use sirens by Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola.

Governor Fashola who spoke at  the 13th National Council on Transport in Lagos said:

“Let us get rid of all these sirens... And then we use loud horn especially the one used during emergency. Are we in a state of perpetual emergency?

“If those who manage the public transport policy can get away by using sirens, it (the policy) will never work. ...People elect us to manage public transport on their behalf and we choose to escape from it. After riding in a free car paid for, coupled with the free fuel, it is an abdication of duty.

“It must apply across the board. At least at the state level, I can speak. My commissioners have very clear order on that; they will lose their job if they do.”

 “Every form of unqualified person goes past our security post in a siren. And we expect to be safe.”

 May God bless Fashola for saying this. He spoke the minds of millions of Nigerians.

Who will drum this message into the ears of the opportunists in power?
Who will tell Dr and Dr (Mrs) Goodluck Jonathan not to freeze an entire city and frustrate productive activities of tax payers because of a flying visit?

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