Remarks By The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry Of Power, Works And Housing, (Works And Housing Sector), Mohammed Bukar, At The 24th National Council Meeting On Works, Held In Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State
I am pleased to welcome you to the 24th Meeting of the National Council on Works holding in Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State.
2. As you are aware, the theme of this year’s National Council Meeting is “Ensuring Value-for-Money in Nigerian Highways Development”. The theme is apt and timely, considering our collective resolve to address the challenges in road development in the country within available resources.
3. In order to ensure that this target is achieved, it has become necessary for all the critical stakeholders to consider and provide contemporary policies that will support the attainment of the above target.
4. It is quite instructive that the theme was carefully chosen to ensure prudent spending of available financial resources in Highways development in the country due to the huge investment governments at all levels are making in road development.
5. The Meeting is significant as it will afford us the desired opportunities to identify challenges in the highways sector and develop strategies towards addressing them. We are therefore, expected to explore various realistic means of proper utilization of funds and other resources meant for road projects, to enable quick service delivery, which in turn will fast-track national growth and sustainability. May I also stress on the need to ensure that all our recommendations align with the objectives of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) of 2017-2019 which focuses on restoring economic growth, ease of doing business, investing in our people and creating a competitive economy. The achievement of these objectives largely lies on the availability of good road network across the country.
6. Distinguished delegates and officials, the timing of this meeting therefore, is very significant as it affords us the opportunity to think through and make necessary provisions in our various Budgets for the year 2019 and beyond as well as take necessary steps that will ensure money spent on roads impacts on the Nigerian economy, positively.
7. On this note, I once again welcome you all and wish you fruitful deliberations.
8. Thank you.
FASHOLA CHAIRS 7TH STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING ON THE ABIDJAN LAGOS CORRIDOR HIGHWAY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME IN LOME TOGOLESE REPUBLIC
Hon Minister of Power Works Housing and the Chairman of Steering Committee Mr Babatunde Fashola SAN right Commissioner for Infrastructure ECOWAS Commission Dr Antoinette Weeks middle and Minister of Infrastructure Republic of Ghana Hon Kwasi Anwako Attahleft during the 7th Steering Committee Meeting on the Abidjan Lagos Corridor Highway Development Programme at the EcoBank Transnational Inc ETI Lome Togolese Republic on Friday 31st March 2017
DAY THREE OF FASHOLAS INSPECTION TOUR OF HIGHWAY PROJECTS IN THE SOUTH SOUTH ZONE
A Section of theBodo Bonny Road with Bridges across Afa Opobo and Nanabie Creeks in Rivers State duringthe third day of the inspection tour of ofHighway Projects in the South South Zone of the country by the Hon Minister of Power Works and Housing Mr Babatunde Fashola SAN on Saturday 18 February 2017 The contract for the Project was first awarded in 1998 and works started 2003 it dragged on till 2014 when contractor abandoned site but with provision of funding by the Federal Government construction work by Julius Berger Nigeria Plc is set to resume on the Project