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FEDERAL MINISTRY OF POWER, WORKS AND HOUSING NOT FRUSTRATING AMBODE OR HIS GOVERNMENT

* Lists several requests it has approved for LASG
* Says Governor failed to acknowledge he spoke with Minister who explained on going processes to him
* Reveals that LASG has refused to provide land for National Housing Programme

The attention of the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing has been drawn to certain statements credited to the Gover... Read More

FG ASSURES NIGERIANS ON ROAD DEVELOPMENT

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has reiterated Federal Government commitment to road development nationwide.

Fashola gave the assurance at a World Press Conference, on the closure of Abuja International Airport for the runway rehabilitation at Obasanjo Hall, Federal Secretariat, Phase II, Bullet House, Abuja.

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FG WAIVES PAYMENT OF 10% EQUITY ON MORTGAGES BELOW 5 MILLION NAIRA

1.         As a demonstration of its resolute commitment to the provision of affordable housing to Nigerians, especially the low income earners, the Federal Government has graciously approved that henceforth mortgages below N5m (five million naira) will not attract the initial payment of 10% equity from offtakers.

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GOOD ROADS ENHANCE RAPID SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - FASHOLA

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, has said good road guarantees safety road users comfort, promotes good health and enhances rapid economic development, reduce travel time, less vehicle operation cost and timely delivery of goods and services nationwide.

He made this known today while commissioning the Abuja-Kaduna (Zuba) Expressw... Read More

FG HAS KEPT ITS PROMISE TO RESTART NATION’S ECONOMY THROUGH INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT – FASHOLA

* Says in every state of the Federation there is now one project or the other going on
* A clear government policy on the way to ensure steady supply of gas to power plants being evolved
* Housing programme at proof of concept stage with contractors already working in 30 states
* Advocates support for the government in order to achieve the desired change

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INSPECTION TOUR OF SOUTH-SOUTH ZONE : FASHOLA PREACHES PEACE AS ONLY VIABLE MEANS TO ACHIEVE ECONOMIC RECOVERY, PROSPERITY

*“Everybody wins when there is peace and nobody wins when there is conflict”, he says
*Commends National Assembly, South-South Parliamentarians for support on Infrastructure Development
*Underscores role of FG , Federal Controllers of Works as partners in progress not competitors with States

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BE RESOLUTE AND BUSINESS ORIENTED, FASHOLA CHARGES NEW NERC COMMISSIONERS

The Minister of PowerWorks and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, has charged the newly inaugurated Commissioners of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), to be firm but fair, regulate but be business oriented, calling on them to be resolute in the discharge of  their duties.

The Minister gave this charge while inaugurating the Commissioners... Read More

FG TO ENSURE SPEEDY COMPLETION OF PROJECTS IN THE SOUTH –EAST

The Minister of Power, Works, and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola says the present administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari will ensure that contractors handling federal road projects in the South- East complete them within the specified time frame.

Mr. Fashola who stated this when he visited the Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano at Governor’s... Read More

FG NOT COMPETING WITH STATES BUT READY TO SUPPORT - FASHOLA

Directs Federal Controllers of Works as Ambassadors to maintain good working relations with States.

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN has directed Federal Controllers of Works to work in collaboration with State Governments towards the rehabilitation of Federal Roads within their domain, maintaining that the gover... Read More

PROPOSED CLOSURE OF ABUJA AIRPORT TO EFFECT RUNWAY REPAIRS, A MATTER OF IMMENSE PUBLIC SAFETY, SAYS FASHOLA AT SENATE BRIEFING

* As Minister explains FEC’s option as best in terms of time, cost, enduring solution
* Says globally closure of airports accord with the uncompromising safety standards in the Aviation Industry
* Kaduna Airport was chosen as alternative airport because condition of Abuja-Kaduna road lends itself to emergency repairs

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FASHOLA TO NIGERIAN YOUTHS: DON’T DESPAIR, THERE IS HOPE, RECOVERY AHEAD

Calls for patience, hard work as panacea for economic recovery

"With what I am seeing in the seven months of implementing a budget, recovery is on the way", he says

Urges Nigerian youths to be prepared to play bigger roles as results of budget... Read More

PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP, A PANACEA TO HOUSING DEFICIT IN NIGERIA- FASHOLA

The Honorable Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN has reiterated the importance of synergy between the Federal Government and the Private sector in the built industry in the provision of mass housing to Nigerians. He said the Federal government must find a way to exploit the Private Sector participation in the industry especially in the area of local content manufacturing of building materials, noting that i... Read More

REINTRODUCTION OF TOLLGATES: ONE OF THE NEEDFUL STEPS FOR ROAD DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE

Tolling is one of the ways of meeting the critical road and bridge needs of a country, more rapidly than would otherwise be possible with public funds alone, due to both limited and untimely release of public works budgets. Tolls are fast becoming a sustainable way of delivering transportation infrastructure projects, whether public, private or public-private-partnerships funded. It is also note worthy that tolled roads may be funded by ... Read More

PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP, A PANACEA TO HOUSING DEFICIT IN NIGERIA- FASHOLA

The Honourable Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN has reiterated the importance of synergy between the Federal Government and the Private sector in the built industry in the provision of mass housing to Nigerians. He said the Federal government must find a way to exploit the Private Sector participation in the industry especially in the area of local content manufacturing of building materials, noting that ... Read More

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE SECOND NATIONAL COUNCIL ON POWER (NACOP)

HELD AT THE ALHAJI UMARU MUSA YAR’ADUA INDOOR SPORTS HALL, MURTALA MUHAMMED SQUARE, KADUNA ,KADUNA STATE.FROM 11TH-15TH JULY, 2016

The 2nd edition of the National Council on Power (NACOP) was held in Kaduna, Kaduna State; from 11th to 15th July, 2016. The Council was presided over by the Honourable Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatund... Read More

SHAGAMU END OF LAGOS-IBADAN EXPRESSWAY NOT CLOSED, SAYS FG

Following the panic traffic build-up along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway as a result of alleged "closure" of the road, the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing has clarified that there is only a diversion on the road and not a full closure.

In a statement Friday, the Ministry, said Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, the contractors handling the road, only di... Read More

FG COMMITTED TO PROVISION OF ENABLING ENVIRONMENT FOR DEVELOPMENT OF SUSTAINABLE HOUSING PROGRAMME, SAYS FASHOLA

As Minister inspects sites of private sector building partners in Nasarawa, describes efforts as inspiring

"What we need to do now is to double the capacities in many multiples and again address the problem of sustainable housing programme", he says

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KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY BABATUNDE RAJI FASHOLA, SAN AT THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON WORKS MEETING IN KATSINA HELD BETWEEN MONDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER AND FRIDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen:
I would like to begin my address to council by expressing our gratitude to the Governor of Katsina State, H-E, the Rt. Hon Aminu Bello Masari, and to the Government and the people of Katsina State, for agreeing to host us.
In addition to this, I will also like to emphasize that apart from being the home state of our President, Mohammadu Buhari, Katsina is the home of Daura, a place of very rich history... Read More

LAGOS-IBADAN EXPRESSWAY: FG APPEALS FOR PATIENCE, COOPERATION OF MOTORISTS AS CONTRACTOR EXPLAINS NATURE OF WORK ON LONG BRIDGE

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN has appealed for patience, orderliness and the cooperation of motorists as rehabilitation and reconstruction work on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway progresses.

The call was made on Sunday even as the contracting firm, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, handling the Lagos end of the road, explained that the na... Read More

FASHOLA ADVOCATES MOVEMENT OF CARGO BY RAIL TO SAVE NATION’S ROADS.

Says Seeds Of Recession Sown By Failure Of Previous Administration To Pay Contractors For Two To Three Years

As Minister inspects the Rehabilitation of Access road to Apapa/Tin Can Island Port - NNPC Depot (Atlas Cove) including the construction of a new bridge  from Liverpool Roundabout across Port Novo Creek

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BUHARI CREATING JOBS, SPEARHEADING ECONOMIC RECOVERY THROUGH HOUSING PROGRAMME, INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT - FASHOLA

* As Minister delivers President’s thank you message to young men, women at various construction sites in the North East

* Artisans, carpenters, bricklayers, welders, food vendors, suppliers hail Minister, Federal Government at Taraba, Gombe National Housing Project sites

* National Housi... Read More

POWER SECTOR LIQUIDITY RECEIVES FRESH BOOST AS FG SETS TO PAY ALL VERIFIED MDAS’ BILLS TO DISCOS FOR ELECTRICITY DELIVERED

* NDPHC announces progress on ongoing projects to connect communities that host NIPP

* TCN reports resolution of way leave issues in Uzalla, Edo State, and on-going work in Ondo, Rivers State and other locations around the country

* As Fashola chairs 13th Monthly Meeting with Power Sector Opera... Read More

POWER SECTOR LIQUIDITY: FG COMMITS N702 BILLION TO NBET TO MEET PAYMENT OBLIGATIONS

* Says it is part of its Economic Growth and Recovery Plan to take the nation out of recession

* It is in recognition of the critical role that energy and access to electricity play in economic growth and poverty reduction – FG

* Subsequent interventions to strengthen financial transparen... Read More

FG COMPLETES REPAIR WORKS ON KADUNA – ABUJA EXPRESSWAY AHEAD OF CLOSURE OF NNAMDI AZIKIWE AIRPORT, ABUJA

The Minister of Power, Works & Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN, today commissioned the completed emergency repair works on the Kaduna – Abuja dual carriageway.  The Abuja – Kaduna and Kaduna – Abuja bound carriageways are 165km each bringing it to a total of 330km.

The Minister had explained that the intended closure of the Nnamdi ... Read More

FASHOLA LISTS NEW ECONOMY, INFRASTRUCTURE BUDGET FUNDS AS BENEFITS OF PROPOSED SOVEREIGN GREEN BONDS

* Solar Unit Distribution Programme (SUDIP) will provide up to 12MWs, 6,000 jobs and impact at least 60,000 persons, he says
* Advocates that programme be taken to the street level to make the people understand and connect with it
* A new economy is possible and people must understand that this is that new economy - Minister

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FG TO BOOST ECONOMY BY CONSOLIDATING ON EXISTING HOUSING PROJECTS ACROSS THE NATION

The federal government has reiterated that it will consolidate on the various existing housing projects across the nation as a way of boosting the economy and taking Nigeria out of the present economy recession.

The minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, stated this while presenting the 2017 budget proposal of the Housing Sector of the... Read More

FG APPROVES CONSTRUCTION OF ILORIN-OMUARAN-KABBA ROAD; CONSULTANCY FOR TRANSMISSION LINES.

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) also on Wednesday approved the construction of the section 1 of the Ilorin-Omuaran-Kabba Road for N21 billion to link Kwara and Kogi states.

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, said that FEC also approved a N589 million consultancy for Environmental Impact Assessment on the 200 kilometre Olorunshogbo Tr... Read More

2016 BUDGET: WE ONLY RECEIVED 53 PER CENT OF OUR ALLOCATION – FASHOLA

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has disclosed that the works sector received only 53 per cent of the over N300 billion appropriated to it 2016.

He made this known at the ongoing 2017 budget defence before the Senate Committee on Works on Monday in Abuja

Fashola s... Read More

FG REBOOTING ECONOMY BY REVIVING INFRASTRUCTURE

*Construction workers, suppliers of materials, other support workers benefit as Contractors step up work on South-East roads,others        

*As Minister tours Highway projects in South-East Zone , pledges equitable distribution of infrastructure in all parts of the country

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NO TO PREMIUM TIMES’ NEW FOUND LOVE FOR FICTION AS JOURNALISM

The attention of the Office of the Hon. Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN has been drawn to another sensational offering from the platform of the Premium Times.

Without doubt, the so called “Special Report” with the screaming headline “Works Minister, Fashola, in N166 billion contract mess” fits perfectly into an... Read More

FASHOLA CHARGES SERVICE PROVIDERS IN THE POWER SECTOR TO MAKE CUSTOMER SERVICE THEIR FOCUS

* As Minister chairs the 11th Monthly Meeting of Power Sector Operators in Lagos
* Encourages  Operators,  service providers to improve the user experience of  consumers by improving metering and reducing estimated billings
* Abuja DisCo, Okpai Power Plant, Shiroro win best performing DisCo, best performing thermal plant and best performing hydroelectric pl... Read More

FG TO OVERHAUL 50 BRIDGES

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola has said that the Federal Government is planning to overhaul about 50 bridges across the nation. Fashola said this while inspecting the Rehabilitation of Lagos Ring Road Bridge Abutment and Approach to the Third Mainland Bridge project on Tuesday in Lagos. He told newsmen that some columns and beams of the Third Mainland Bridge were threatened because of human activities, san... Read More

FASHOLA ADDS 700MW TO NATIONAL GRID

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola has disclosed that the on-going construction work on the Zungeru Hydroelectric Power Plant Project would add 700MW to the national grid when completed.

This is as a result of the pursuit for regular and reliable electricity supply nationwide.

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FASHOLA CALLS FOR THE HARMONISATION OF EXISTING POLICIES IN CREATING THE NATIONAL TRANSPORT BILL

The Honourable Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN, said there is need to factor in other existing government policies into the newly proposed National Transport Bill currently being considered by the Senate Joint Committee on Land Transport, Marine Transport and Aviation.  He made this call at a one- day Public Hearing on a bill for an Act to provide for the Establishment of the National Trans... Read More

LET FERMA BE, FASHOLA TELLS NATIONAL SENATE

The Federal Government has condemned the move by the Senate to scrap FERMA and the plan to replace it with yet to be established, Federal Roads Authority (FRA).

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), while addressing the Senator Kabiru Gaya, led Senate Committee on Works, at a one day public hearing on the repeal of the Federal Roads Main... Read More

FREEDOM FROM FEAR, CHOICES BEFORE THE NEW GENERATION – BEING THE CONVOCATION SPEECH BY BABATUNDE RAJI FASHOLA, SAN AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BENIN ON THE 25TH DAY OF NOVEMBER 2016

Great UNIBEN.

This is the greeting amongst students on the campus of the University, and it has endured after graduation and stayed with the alumni; decades after graduation.
May this greeting endure also for all of you who graduate today, and may you fulfil your destiny of greatness as products of a great institution and citadel of learning.
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UN HABITAT 111 CONFERENCE IN ECUADOR: NIGERIA CALLS FOR URGENT GLOBAL ACTION ON SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT

Says it is an increasing urgent necessity to provide secure and sustainable way of life for the 21stCentury population

"We cannot afford to fail our Nations. We cannot afford to fail our peoples. We must not fail the future generation" - Fashola

The F... Read More

FASHOLA ADVOCATES CONSENSUS BUILDING, COMMITMENT, DEDICATION AS INGREDIENTS OF A BETTER NIGERIA

I think, as a nation, if we build consensus on the future, if we approach the future with courage and with dedication; with the belief that it will be better, we will witness that glorious dawn, says Minister

As Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs holds Independence Anniversary Lecture in Abuja

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KEYNOTE ADDRESS PRESENTED AT THE 32ND ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND GENERAL MEETING OF THE AFRICAN UNION FOR HOUSING FINANCE (AUHF).

Theme: "Housing and Africa’s Growth Agenda" at PDTF Centre, Central Business District, Abuja, 14th -16th September, 2016. By The Honourable Minister of Power, Works & Housing; Babatunde  Raji  Fashola, SAN.

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I am delighted to address you o... Read More

LAGOS-IBADAN EXPRESSWAY: FASHOLA URGES ROAD CONTRACTORS TO SPEED UP WORK TO ENSURE SAFE, SMOOTH TRAVEL EXPERIENCE DURING COMING FESTIVITIES

Says government was mindful of the heavy traffic that would be faced this year on the road
Appeals to Commuters, Road Transport workers, Road Transport Employers to bear with FG as it tries to make the road better
Also warns transport operators to desist from parking on the highways as government is developing strategies for repossessing the right of ways which is 45 meters from the central line

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FASHOLA INSPECTS ONGOING CONSTRUCTION OF UNITS UNDER THE FG’S NATIONAL HOUSING PROGRAMME IN GOMBE S...

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FASHOLA, SARAKI, DOGARA AT THE STAKEHOLDERS INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE /WORKSHOP ON THE POWER SECTOR

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