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12 July, 2018

FEC Approves Reconstruction Of Roads In The Country

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved N35.6billion for reconstruction of roads and bridge in the country.

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, disclosed this when he briefed State House correspondents at the end of the Council’s meeting held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The Minister said N8.9 billion of the amount was approved for construction of Ikom bridge and road in Calabar, Cross River.

According to him, the road and bridge has a completion period of 24 months and when completed, will create access to the port for trailers to move freely with their containers.

The Minister said that N11.78 billion was approved for Nguru –Gashua – Balmari road in Yobe State, while N8.6 billion was approved for Ilorin – Kishi road in Kwara State.

He said the Council also approved N5.4 billion for another road project in Abia State,

He disclosed that N933 million was also approved for automatic meter reading equipment for Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

“The other project that was approved relates to power and this is the approval to procure at the request of the TCN an automatic meter reading machine and services – that will include the installation of equipment and also the training of engineers, auditors, IT engineers who will operate and maintain the system.

“The total installation period is 18 months, supply and installation,’’ he said. According to Fashola, the wholesale meters are different from the retail meters, saying that smooth implementation of the wholesale meters would help in dispute resolution as data can be easily produced online and eliminate all delays in the system.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who fielded a question on the controversy surrounding NYSC exemption certificate of the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, said the federal government had already responded to the allegation via statement from the NYSC.

He said: “The government has spoken. NYSC is part of government and I have nothing to add to what the NYSC has said.’’

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PHOTO NEWS
26 October, 2017

FASHOLA SANUSI DANGOTE AT THE SIGNING OF QUA IBO POWER PLANTS POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENT WITH NBET AT THE MINISTRY OF POWER WORKS HOUSING HEADQUARTERS MABUSHI ABUJA

Hon Minister of Power Works Housing Mr Babatunde FasholaSAN 2nd right Emir of Kano Emir Muhammad Sanusi II left Chairman Dangote Group Alhaji Aliko Dangote 2nd left and US Ambassador to Nigeria Mr Stuart Symingtonright shortly before the signing of the Qua Ibo Power Plants Power Purchase Agreement with NBET at the Ministry of Power Works Housing Headquarters Mabushi Abuja

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15 February, 2018

FASHOLA JACOBS MOKUOLU OTHERS AT THE 1ST STAKEHOLDERS WORKSHOP ON OFF TAKING 2000MW UNUTILIZED POWER FOR ELIGIBLE CUSTOMERS IN ABUJA

Hon Minister of Power Works Housing Mr Babatunde FasholaSANleftCommissioner Legal Licensing and Compliance Mr Dafe Akpeneyemiddle and President Manufacturers of Nigeria MAN Dr Frank Udemba Jacobsright during the 1st Stakeholders Workshop on Off Taking 2000MW Unutilized Power for Eligible Customers organized by the Ministry of Power Works and Housing at the Setraco Cedar Estate Gwarimpa II Abuja on Tuesday 13th February 2018

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