Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State on Thursday said the Federal Government cannot solve Nigeria’s multi-facet challenges in just four years, urging Nigerians to be more patient with the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration.
The governor however promised to “tone down” his criticism of the president because of the challenges at hand.
Fayose said this when the Minister of Works, Housing and Power paid him a courtesy call in Ado Ekiti.
“We would be praying for your success, there is nothing to ask, because you’ve said it all, and we don’t expect you to do all in one term,” Fayose said.
“If we would be getting this much help, we won’t be criticising the federal government like this.
“Maybe because of you, I will tone down. But remember that a blind man has no way of knowing until it gets to his mouth. He would say what you promised me is already in my mouth.
“We appreciate you, I don’t want to demand too much… From your statement you have mentioned two-key roads, without them, there is no Ekiti, there is no Ondo.”
Speaking earlier, Fashola who is currently inspecting projects in the South-West, said: “The federal government is not in competition with any state government; we are here to enable, to support and to assist.
“Our representatives in your state, our ambassadors, and that is why I said we should visit you first.
“Here is the one who is mandated to ensure the roads in this state are safe, they are free from potholes and so on and so forth. I therefore will start by asking you to treat him the way you treat other ambassadors who visit your state.”