Former Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has called on Nigerians to speak positively about their country.
Speaking on Arise TV’s live program titled, “Life After Public Service,” Fashola said
“Nigerians should not confuse government with the nation”.
He noted that most of the negative epithets used to describe Nigeria have come from outsiders and that Nigerians should look in the mirror and have a different conversation about themselves.
“Governments are going to come and go, governments are going to perform, some are going to disappoint us, when they disappoint us, it is not our country that has let us down – it is our elite and elected leaders and we should not throw our country under the bus because we are angry with a politician on a particular area,” he said.
Fashola also served as the governor of Lagos State from 2007 to 2015.