Fashola: Jonathan's Wife Insensitive to People's Plight

14 Apr 2012

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola

By Gboyega Akinsanmi

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola yesterday said First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan was very insensitive to the plight of ordinary citizens residing in Lagos metropolis.

Fashola made the comment in reaction to a protracted traffic congestion occasioned by the arbitrary blockage of strategic roads on Lagos Island by Jonathan's security operatives on Thursday.

Fashola, who responded to the situation at a retreat organised for members of the State Executive Council and permanent Secretaries, condemned the approach of Jonathan's security aides.

According to the governor, it was brazen show of insensitivity to the plight of the ordinary Nigerians that chose Lagos as their homes.
He explained that the approach indeed caused traffic jam that constrained motorists and road users, most of whom were reportedly groaning under heavy traffic congestion for hours while business activities in the state were adversely affected.

He said the situation which lasted for hours grounded business activities across the metropolis, mainly in areas such as Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, Ahmadu Bello Way (on Victoria Island) through Alfred Rewane Road (formerly Kingsway Road), Awolowo Road (in Ikoyi); Catholic Mission Street, through Igbosere Road and Simpson Street, leaving several commuters trekking to their destinations.

Fashola said: “Lagos residents were terribly discomfiture yesterday with the traffic jam, needlessly, if I must say and it reasons on me the need for public officers generally to be more sensitive to the people we serve.”

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  • BRF,what do you expect from a woman of that quality?

    From: Asuku Benet

    Posted: 3 years ago

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  • Its a shame, things like this still exist, she's not only being insensitive but power drunk.

    From: Bola

    Posted: 3 years ago

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  • Was Patience Jonathan responsible for the security arrangement? Please separate politics from common sense. Admitted the situation was terrible, the Lagos CP must work out a separate strategy next time. David Cameron visited in company of President Jonathan and it wasn't that bad.

    From: Josh

    Posted: 3 years ago

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  • When did she become a public officer?

    From: Deji

    Posted: 3 years ago

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  • Wao,lagos will always set the pace in this country called Nigeria.God bless Governors Fashola.We need him in Port Harcourt to cry for us.Every time President Jonathan and/or his Gang of PDP or wives come to Rivers,roads are closed hours before they come.School children,parents and business suffer.We are helpless.So we have resigned to fate.our dear Governor Amaechi has never done anything.Three things give us sleepless night in port harcourt;the visit of Mr.president/wive,Rain/flood and bad road that are not repaired by the state or local Government.Bar.jide Olanrewaju-Buoro

    From: Bar,Jide Olanrewaju-Buoro

    Posted: 3 years ago

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  • look at jonathan and then oshoimhole of edo state and all is said. come 2015

    From: okwesilieze nnajiofor

    Posted: 3 years ago

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  • what did you expect? She couldn't care less. What a banana republic.

    From: saf

    Posted: 3 years ago

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  • may God give us leaders with human feelings, honest and worthy example

    From: bode bello

    Posted: 3 years ago

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