Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing has dropped six places in the YNaija Effectiveness Ranking for Ministers.
The former Lagos governor, who previously occupied the number one position has been dubbed the ‘Minister of excuses’. Almost two years as the head of the ministry, Fashola just like his principal, President Muhammadu Buhari has made it a point of duty to blame the Goodluck Jonathan administration for the poor power situation in the country.
In the week under review, the minister once again accused Jonathan’s government of incurring a huge debt following his decision to reduce electricity tariff – in order to secure votes in the 2015 elections. As much as there’s a slight possibility that Fashola is right, the excuses he churns almost on a daily basis for the abysmal power situation in the country is getting tiring and is a cause for concern.
While speaking at the Presidency Quarterly Business Forum Fashola gave reasons why Nigeria’s power situation is not as good as that of Niger and Benin Republic – countries Nigeria sell electricity to. The minister said Nigeria “sells the power in exchange for a guarantee that they won’t dam the rivers that sustain Kainji Dam.” What does he even mean by “…they won’t dam the rivers that sustain Kainji Dam”.
Professor Isaac Adewole of the Health Ministry dropped three places. Adewole bit the dust following allegations by the House of Representatives that he (Adewole) ordered the suspension of Professor Usman Yakubu, the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), over Yakubu’s refusal to pay the “sum of N197.072m for rehabilitation works in some Federal Medical Centres for contracts awarded in 2016.”
From the best to the worst see our top ten below.
|Name||Designation||State||Rank This Week||Rank Last Week|
|Geoffrey Onyeama||Minister of Foreign Affairs||Enugu||1||3|
|Kayode Fayemi||Minister of Solid Minerals(Mines and Steel Development)||Ekiti||2||4|
|Chris Ngige||Minister of Labour & Employment||Anambra||3||5|
|Usani Uguru||Minister of Niger Delta||Cross River||4||6|
|Prof. Issac Adewole||Minster of Health||Osun||5||2|
|Muhammadu Bello||Minister of Federal Capital Territory||Adamawa||6||7|
|Babatunde Fashola||Minister of Power, Works and Housing||Lagos||7||1|
|Audu Ogbeh||Minister of Agriculture||Benue||8||8|
|Mansur Mohammed Dan-Ali||Minister of Defence||Zamfara||9||9|
|Ibe Kachikwu||Minister of State, Petroleum||Delta||10||10|
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*The YNaija Effectiveness Ranking is a perception index by our special editorial programme as determined by correspondent assessment, news reports, and opinion surveys. It is graded on the following parameters: campaign promise, social impact, and infrastructural development.