Fashola reveals why Nigerian presidents are not loved by citizens until they’re no more


Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has said many Nigerian presidents are not loved by the citizens until they are dead.

Fashola blamed this on the poor understanding of the powers of a president.

He also said lack of proper interaction between the president and the citizens was responsible for Nigerians not loving their presidents while alive.

The former Governor of Lagos State spoke as a guest speaker at the Yoruba Tennis Club public lecture, with the theme, ‘What can the President do for me?’

He said, “Some say the office of the Vice President is just a spare tyre, but the statement is not factual, and that the VP has no power of his own is a lack of knowledge of the constitution.