The immediate past Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN, said about 720 containers were recovered with abandoned transmission equipment when he resumed in office as Minister.
Fashola disclosed this during the Ministerial screening by the Senate on Monday, saying at the commencement of his administration, the focus was on completing what was inherited from the Goodluck Jonathan-led Administration which led to the recovery.
“This led us to recovering about 720 containers belonging to the Federal Republic of Nigeria containing transmission equipment that had been left at the Nigerian port for almost a decade. “Those equipment ultimately found their way to over 100 stations across the country and we had completed some of them by the time I left office,” he said.
Speaking further, Fashola stated that the Ministry had undertaken a power audit in 37 Federal Universities, which according to him was aimed at intervening and strategically deploying independent power to Nigeria’s Federal Universities as the Ministry’s contribution to education development.
Fashola stated that, “By the time I left, based on the limited resources we had, we had commenced nine as a first phase and all those nine are in various phases of implementation at the moment. “I can say that from next month, Ndufe Alike University, in Ebonyi State will be the first to be commissioned next month.”
FASHOLA AT THE WORLD FM DAY POLICY DIALOGUE ON THE THEME TACKLING THE POOR MAINTENANCE CULTURE IN NIGERIA
Representative of the Vice President Hon Minister of Power Works Housing Mr Babatunde FasholaSAN left andCommercial Counselor United States Mission to Nigeria United States Consulate General Mr Brent Omdahlright shortly after theWorld FM DayPolicy Dialogueon the theme Tackling the Poor Maintenance Culture in Nigeria hosted by Klinserve Solutions Limited at the Agip Recital Hall Muson Centre Onikan Lagos on Tuesday 15th 2018
FASHOLA YARI AT THECOMMISSIONING OF PROJECTS TO COMMEMORATE THE6TH ANNIVERSARY OF GOVERNOR YARIS ADMINISTRATION IN ZAMFARA
Hon Minister of Power Works Housingand Special Guest of Honour Mr Babatunde Fashola SANleft Governor of Zamfara State Dr AbdulAziz Yari Abubakarmiddle and Director Fire Service Zamfara State Mr Abdullahi Saiduright during the Commissioning of newly procured fire fighting equipment for the State Fire Serviceas part of the activities tocommemorate the 6thAnniversary of Governor Yaris administration inZamfara State on Monday 15th May 2017