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Fashola appears before committee on abandoned projects

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Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Raji Fashola Tuesday appeared before the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on abandoned Federal Government’s Projects (Works) from 1999 till date and insisted that there was no abandoned project in the sector. A statement issued by the Deputy Director, Press at the ministry, Mr. Stephen Kilebi, quoted Fashola as calling for a stronger collaboration ...

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FG plans weighbridges, says rains delaying roads

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The Federal Government said on Tuesday that construction activities on roads and other infrastructure across the country were being slowed down by rains. It also announced that the first set of weighbridges would be rolled out nationwide to protect Nigerian roads by guarding against excess cargo weights. The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, disclosed this when he received ...

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I didn’t inflate contracts, Fashola tackles BPP

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Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and housing, says there was no inflation in the contracts awarded by his ministry in 2018. The Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) said it saved N26 billion for the federal government in 2018 by revising the sums of government contracts approved by some ministries, departments, and agencies. The agency said the highest reduction was made from the ...

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Fashola moves to make abandoned, ongoing FG projects top priority

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The unbundling of the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing into two separate ministries: power and works and housing, has thrown bigger challenges for the returning Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, who is now faced with the timely completion of ongoing and abandoned projects across the country.  Reports show that the present administration at its inception in ...

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Fashola provides details of corrupt contractors – SERAP

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The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has forwarded to the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), names of contractors who allegedly failed to execute projects they collected funds for. SERAP Deputy Director Kolawole Oluwadare confirmed this in a statement yesterday. He quoted Fashola’s letter thus: “Pow Technologies Limited, an Abuja-based company, was in 2014 awarded a contract ...

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Fashola refutes 20m housing deficit claim, says no evidence

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Minister for Works, Housing and Power Babatunde Fashola (SAN), Tuesday dismissed insinuations that Nigeria has twenty million housing deficit. He conceded that Nigeria has housing challenges, but added that housing challenges are universal phenomenal. The minister told reporters in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital at the end of a capacity building workshop for Federal Controllers of lands and housing in ...

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Fashola bemoans Buhari’s veto of housing fund bill

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Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has supported the National Housing Fund bill passed by the federal parliament against a recent veto by the President Muhammadu Buhari. The bill was rejected on the 19th of March, 2018. In a letter addressed to the Senate President, Buhari highlighted the reasons for declining assent to the bill which include: “The ...

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FG approves execution of multiple power projects – Fashola

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The Federal Government has approved the execution of several power projects aimed at achieving more improvement in electricity distribution in the country. The Minster of Power, Works, and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, said this in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja by Mr. Hakeem Bello, his Special Adviser on Communications. Fashola said principal among the approvals, received from the ...

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Fashola orders SERAP to provide details of corrupt contractors

Babatunde Raji Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has written to the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, promising “to refer the request for details of alleged contractors and companies that collected money for electricity projects and failed to execute any of the projects to the Ministry’s agencies for necessary action and appropriate response.” Fashola’s latest response followed his ...

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Fashola advises construction experts on conflict resolution

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The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Bababtunde Fashola, has advised construction experts to adopt international laws that suit Nigeria’s needs to reduce conflicts in project execution for economic growth. Fashola gave the advice at a regional workshop organised by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre. The programme was put together in collaboration with the Association of ...

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