Tinubu Confuses Electrical energy And Cellphone Infrastructure (Video)
Bola Tinubu has mentioned Nigerians have been disconnected from the nationwide energy grid in considered one of a number of controversial feedback he made throughout a current marketing campaign cease.
On Sunday, the previous Lagos governor was at Onikan Stadium with 1000’s of his supporters and lamented Nigeria’s moribund energy infrastructure.
“And but we began disconnecting from NIPP our cellphone numbers,” Mr Tinubu mentioned in an obvious combine up of electrical energy and cellphone infrastructure.
The NIPP is the Nationwide Unbiased Energy Undertaking, a patchwork coverage of the central authorities to liberalise energy era into the nationwide grid.
Communications minister Isa Pantami disconnected thousands and thousands of Nigerian cellphone strains over claims that they weren’t enrolled by the nationwide id database. The minister mentioned he launched the measure to curb insecurity. However it has drawn widespread controversy amongst residents and consultants.
Mr Tinubu has mentioned beforehand throughout his marketing campaign for president subsequent 12 months that he has a greater concept for fixing Nigeria’s acute energy challenges, including that the incessant nationwide grid collapses could possibly be traced to earlier governments’ failure to just accept his recommendation.
Mr Tinubu, nonetheless, did not appropriate himself earlier than the viewers that electrical energy era and cell phone networks are totally different.
Mr Tinubu’s combination of each programs marks one other occasion of his embarrassing public statements, which consultants mentioned might signify psychological well being challenges.
The 70-year-old politician mentioned final 12 months that the Nigerian navy ought to recruit 50 million youths to combat unemployment, a press release his handlers later walked again.
Earlier this 12 months, he was caught on digital camera showing to urinate on his physique. He additionally mentioned the everlasting voter playing cards have an expiry date, opposite to public information and the place of the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee.
Mt Tinubu’s age has been a topic of public controversy as some politicians who’ve identified him for many years previous insist he ought to be in his 80s and never 70s as he’s formally claiming.
He, nonetheless, maintained that he’s in good well being and might govern 200 million Nigerians efficiently if elected, along with his supporters typically pointing to President Muhammadu Buhari, who assumed workplace and spent months in hospital, as a sign of what’s potential.
Supply:- Gazette Ngr