No Nation Develops Without Building Its Infrastructure - Fashola
The Honourable Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola SAN, has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is committed to providing the necessary roads, bridges, rails and electricity that will, in no distant time bring about the overall social economic and political development of Nigeria inspite of visible and sharp decline of oil revenue.
Fashola disclosed this late yesterday, when he received in audience the Management, 18 facilitators and 57 participants of the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), Zaria, who paid him a courtesy call in his Mabushi office.
He commended the effort of NITT for including Transport Planning and Logistic works in their curriculum which is useful in the chain of production and distribution of goods and services in Nigeria, adding that the present administration needs the services of the institute and that Mr President is providing a very useful laboratory material for members of the institute to thrive.
The Minister described members of NITT as stakeholders and partners in the wheel of progress and development of the Nigeria economy, noting that ‘’ the elements of national development and prosperity have come together at the appropriate time’’. He therefore enjoined members of NITT to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to achieve his mandate of providing the basic needed infrastructure for the overall benefit of Nigerians.
Earlier, the Acting Director General and Chief Executive of NITT, Dr Abimbola Odumosu stated on behalf of his institute that the reason for their visit was essentially to seek for partnership with the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing in the development of manpower as regards transport and logistics which is NITT’s area of specialisation, stating that collaboration between NITT and the Ministry will provide the nation with the needed impetus for sustainable growth and development.
Dr Abimbola disclosed that NITT was established in 1986 as a Management Development Institution to among other things provide management training for personnel employed in all modes of transport and Serves as a Transport Intelligence Centre for monitoring transport and logistics system and to conduct research in all modes of transport in Nigeria
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Hon Minister of Power Works Housing Mr Babatunde Fashola SANmiddleflanked by the Managing DirectorChief Executive Officer Afam Power Plc Engr Olumide Noah Obademi 2nd right Hon Member House of the Rivers State House of Assembly Promise Chisom Dike left Deputy to the Paramount Ruler Okolima Ndoki Afam Community Oyigbo LGA Chief Peter Josiah JPright and others as he speaks with journalists shortly after inspecting the various sections and projects within Afam Power Plc in Afam Port Harcourt Rivers State on Thursday 8 June 2017
FASHOLA AT THE 150MVA 33013233KV TRANSFORMER AT THE MANDO STATION AND 2 X60MVA 13233KV TRANSFORMER AT POWER STATION KAKURI KADUNA STATE
Hon Minister of Power Works Housing Mr Babatunde FasholaSANmiddleManaging Director CEO Transmission Company of Nigeria Mr Usman Gur Mohammedright and representative of the Governor of Kaduna State Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Rural and Community DevelopmentMallam Mahmud Zailanileftduring the commissioning of the 2 x 60MVA 132 33kv Transformers at the Power Station Kakuri Kaduna State on Monday 11th June 2018