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FASHOLA URGES PROFESSIONAL BUILDERS TO DEVELOP EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES AND FRAMEWORK TO ENSURE PROJECT QUALITY

The Hon. Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has urged members of the Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON) to develop for implementation, effective strategies, framework and benchmarks for ensuring the proper application of the project quality management plan of building projects in Nigeria. He said this will guarantee the attainment of quality in project delivery as well as regulate and control the prac... Read More

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT REPOSITIONS FMBN TO STRENGTHEN AFFORDABLE HOUSING DELIVERY IN NIGERIA

The Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Hon. Mustapha Baba Shehuri, has commended President Buhari’s administration decision to recapitalize the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) with additional 500 billion naira to make mortgage facilities accessible to all Nigerians, adding that the government's gesture would further reduce the housing deficit in the country.

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IBADAN DISCO COMMENDS FG, FASHOLA OVER ON GOING WORK ON LAGOS-IBADAN EXPRESSWAY

* Say rehabilitation has eased access to majority of its franchise, shortened travel times for its business and staff

* Expresses confidence that on completion the road will boost commercial activities, quality of life of Nigerians and neighbouring countries

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“WE COMMIT TO DO MORE AND TO MAKE YOUR LIVES BETTER”, FASHOLA ASSURES NIGERIANS

* Says Administration is gaining momentum and results of Government policies, programmes and action are beginning to manifest
* Dedicates ‘Minister of the Year Award’ to President, Vice President, FEC, National Assembly, Judiciary, FMPWH Staff

Even as the nation begins to experience a gradual turnaround in its economic fortunes, Minister of Power ... Read More

INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT: FG PROMISES PROMPT PAYMENT OF CONTRACTORS

The Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari, has assured the constrictors handling various road projects across the country of prompt payment of their money as soon as their works are certified for payment.

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, affirmed this during a press interview at Apapa Wharf in Lagos to mark the end of h... Read More

BUHARI ADMINISTRATION USING INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT TO REBUILD THE ECONOMY-FASHOLA

The Federal Government under President Muhammdu Buhari is using infrastructure development as a vehicle to take the nation out of recession and rebuild the Nigerian economy; and putting the country’s resources where it is necessary for the people.

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN affirmed this during a courtesy visit on... Read More

FASHOLA COMMISSIONS 100 HOUSING UNITS, COMMENDS FEDERAL CONTROLLERS AS WORTHY AMBASSADORS

The Honourable Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, has commissioned 100 Housing units in Ogbomoso, Oyo State.

The Ministerial Housing Scheme was financed by the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) in collaboration with Viva International Limited. The Housing Estate is equipped with 50, 000 litres of water supply and reservoirs,&nbs... Read More

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

The Minister of Power, Works and... Read More

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

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WORLD BANK GROUP SUPPORT FOR NIGERIA’S POWER SECTOR RECOVERY PROGRAM

Washington, DC, April 22, 2017 – The World Bank Group and the Federal Government of Nigeria today had a high level consultation meeting to discuss World Bank Group support for the Government’s Power Sector Recovery Program, which was approved by the Federal Executive Council of Nigeria on March 22, 2017. The current status of the power sector characterized by poor service and lack of liquidity is a source of macro-economic im... Read More

FG EXPRESSES COMMITMENT TO SELF SUSTAINING POWER SECTOR TARRIF, TO ENFORCE DISCOS’ METERING COMMITMENTS

*  As Fashola chairs 14th Power Sector Operators’ Meeting in Oshogbo

*  Payment of MDA debts starts with initial tranche of N374,551,000 to Abuja DisCo for outstanding debts at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja.

*  Aregbesola acknowledges gr... Read More

DEPLOYMENT OF SOLAR ENERGY ATTAINS MILESTONE AS FG SIGNS PCOA AGREEMENT WITH TWO DEVELOPERS

*  Agreement is key aspect of the finalization of the PPA signed last year between Federal Government and 14 Solar Power developers

*  Fashola presides at event, reiterates importance of Nigerians investing in the nations economy

*  Assures Nigerians that the aspirations to see ... Read More

MINISTER INSPECTS NATIONAL HOUSING PROJECTS IN THE NORTH CENTRAL ZONE: REINSTATES FG'S COMMITMENT TO DELIVER ON HOUSING MANDATE

The Hon. Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Hon Mustapha Baba Shehuri has said that President Muhammadu Buhari's administration is unequivocally committed to addressing the housing needs of Nigerians through the National Housing Programme (NHP). He said the Programme was part of Federal Government's campaign promise to provide critical infrastructure that would enhance the socio- economic development of the country.Read More

INVESTORS IN OMOTOSHO POWER PLANT COMMEND FG’S EFFORTS TO SOLVE GAS, LIQUIDITY ISSUES IN POWER SECTOR

* As Omotosho Community braces up for supply from Power Plant after years of black out
* Managing Director NDPHC assures that the community would be connected before end of April
* Fashola seeks factual reporting of Power Sector developments, commends confidence of Nigerian investors in their economy

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FG TO PAY OUTSTANDING DEBT OWED TO THE STATE GOVERNMENTS-FASHOLA

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has rekindled the hope of state governments across the nation that Federal Government is working assiduously to see that in no distant time, the money incurred by the states on Federal road projects will be paid back, saying that “Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to fulfill his promise by paying all expense incurred by the state govern... Read More

FASHOLA REITERATES FGS COMMITMENT TO CO-OPERATE WITH STATE GOVERNMENTS TO ACHIEVE THEIR DEVELOPMENTAL AGENDA

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN has reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government to assist every state in the Federation towards the achievement of their developmental agenda within the scope of the nation’s Constitution.

Fashola stated this at the beginning of his inspection tour of road projects in the South-West ... Read More

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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