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Jun
23
2022

FG Commissions Lafia -Obi -Awe-Tunga Road in Nasarawa State.

President Muhammad Buhari, today commissioned the Lafia -Obi - Awe-Tunga Road in Nasarawa State.

The 118km road links Lafia - Obi -Awe towns of Nasarawa State in the North Central region of Nigeria with the Tunga extension linking Taraba state.

The President while commissioning the road said, "As you can all see, we are handing over today a 118-kilometre Road, which links the towns of Lafia- Obi- Awe- Tunga roads in   Nasarawa State."

The President who was represented by the Nasarawa State Director, Raw Material and Development, Dr. Zakari Musa Eladoga, explained that   "Our commitment to improve road transport infrastructure, our determination to improve the ease of doing business, create jobs and prosperity to lift people out of poverty brings us here today because the results of our investment are manifesting, " adding that the road is indeed a statement of economic efficiency and ease of doing business because travelling hours on the roads have been reduced.

President Buhari further advised road users to drive in accordance with the law of high way codes. "Now that we have this new well -built road, we owe it as   duties to ourselves and to other road users to ensure that we take responsibility for the good usage of it. One of such duties is to ensure that we drive in accordance with the laws of the highway codes," he noted.

Speaking earlier, the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, represented by the Director of Works, North Central, Engr. Omonege Rugba, noted that embarking on roads project by the administration of President Buhari was to ensure economic growth and prosperity for the country.

"These projects represent major investment in road Transport infrastructure which is a commitment of the Buhari administration as driver for economic growth and prosperity," he remarked.

In his welcome address, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Bashir Nura Alkali, FCA,FCTI, who was represented by the Controller of Works,  Nasarawa State, Engr. Daikwo Idah disclosed that this  project has created both  direct and indirect jobs as well as provided social and economic benefits  for the citizens.

In his goodwill message, the Governor of Nasarawa State, Engr.  Abdullahi Sule, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe, while expressing appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for the rehabilitation of the road, disclosed that travelling period from Obi to Lafia which used to be about one and a half hour has been reduced to 30minutes journey.

Jun
23
2022
FEC Approves Funds for The Revised Estimated Total Cost for The Rehabilitation of Yola-Hong-Mubi Road in Adamawa State and The Reimbursement of Funds Expended for The Construction of Federal Roads by The Yobe State Government The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, on Wednesday 22nd June 2022, approved the rehabilitation of the Yola-Hong-Mubi Road in Adamawa State, as well as the reimbursement of funds expended for the construction of Federal roads by the Yobe State Government. The council approved the revised estimated total cost for N29,826,449,000.00 thereby revising the initial contract from the original N21,841,578,000.00 to N51,668,027,000.00, and an additional period of Twenty-four (24) months for completion of the Yola – Hong – Mubi road in Adamawa State. In a similar development, Yobe State Government undertook the construction of five (5) Federal Roads: Rehabilitation/Construction of Kaliyari-Bayamari-Geidam, 109km road, Rehabilitation/Construction of Gashua-Yusufari 31km Road, Rehabilitation/Construction of Damaturu – Buni – Magza 77km Road, Rehabilitation/Construction of Nguru – Machina 57km road and Rehabilitation/Construction of Katarko Bridges (4 spans Bridge) to the tune of N20,942,211,672.25 being expenditure incurred for the rehabilitation of the five (5) projects. The Federal Executive Council, however, approved the total Sum of N18,663,843,119.39 following a thorough review and issuance of a certificate of no objection by the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP). The Yola-Hong-Mubi Road connects Yola, the capital and administrative center of Adamawa State to Mubi town, enabling the movement of people and goods. Similarly, the roads constructed in Yobe state will go a long way to better the lives of the affected communities. The public will recall that on Wednesday 15th June 2022, the Federal Executive council had approved the award of contract for the rehabilitation of Kashimbila – Takum – Chanchanji road in Taraba state. These approvals are all aimed at facilitating the reconstruction of infrastructure in the North East areas of the country that were impacted by the Boko haram insurgency, and giving Nigerians a better lease of life.
Jun
21
2022
FG Commissions and Hands Over Isoko Ring Road The Federal Government has commissioned a number of road projects under its second phase of projects completion across the country   tagged “Season of Completion and Delivery of Projects” which include: the Efon -Alaaye -Erinmo –Iwaraja Road linking Ekiti and Osun States as well as Hadejia-Nguru –Gashua road linking Jigawa and Yobe States within the month of June 2022. The projects are expected to create easy transportation, ease of doing business and reduction in accident rate in the country. At the commissioning and handing over ceremony of   Isoko Ring Road II covering Aviara – Uzere in Oturu -Uzere Community, Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State, President Muhammadu Buhari who was represented by the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Barr. Festus Keyamo said, “Our commitment to improving the ease of doing business, create jobs and prosperity to lift people out of poverty brings us here today because the results of our investment are manifesting." President Buhari remarked, “I can confidently say that as we enter the final lap of the tenure of the Buhari administration we are also entering a season of completion and delivery of projects.” The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN who was represented by the Deputy Director Highways South-South Ministry of Works and Housing Engr. Peter Umoren said,” My principal message to you all is that this is the first of the second phase of projects completion and handovers our country will be witnessing as we progress further in this season of completion and impact which started in the last quarter of 2022." “In this second phase of completion Mr. President has also approved that Ministers from various states where projects have been completed should represent him to perform the handover formalities. These   projects represent major investments in road transport infrastructure, which is a commitment of the Buhari administration as a driver for economic growth and prosperity," he said. Earlier the  Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of  Works and Housing, Mr.Bashir Nura Alkali who was represented by the Federal Controller of Works Delta State, Engr.Jimoh Olawole, said, ‘’ As part of President Muhammadu Buhari's development agenda of addressing road infrastructural development across the length and breadth of Nigeria , the Federal Government as a policy direction focused on the completion of several on-going projects to stimulate economic development, job creation and promoting local content. The focus is to link the major arterial roads to refineries, ports, tertiary institutions and high-volume commercial centres with a view to reducing travel times, vehicle maintenance costs, safety and security of commuters etc.” The Executive Governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa who was represented by the Delta State Commissioner for Works (Urban Roads and Highways), Engr. Omodon Noel remarked, " This event is important because this project underscores the need for strong collaboration between the Federal and State Government in the delivery of development projects. " He said, " At the peak of the raining season last year, a bridge on the Oleh - Uzere community, this Ring Road being commissioned today became the saving grace that provided access to the community." In his goodwill message, Comrade Ejoor Uweh representative of the President General of Uzere community expressed his gratitude by saying, "Special thanks to the President and all the people that contributed in one way or the other to facilitate the construction of the Isoko Ring Road to develop Isoko nation   to an enviable height." The Area Manager of Levant Construction Nigeria Limited, the contractors of the road project, Mr. Ghassan Fiadel said, " Federal Government has invested so much on roads, bridges and infrastructure across this country. This very road is helping a lot in helping people to transfer food, properties within the communities around." He said, “The payment is not delayed at all within the period we worked on the road. We thank the Federal Government and hope to get more jobs from the country." A former Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Secretary, Comrade Emmanuel Uzere who is an indigene of the community said, " With this road we now have the presence of Federal Government in our area. Before this project, agrarian activities in this area suffered a lot, and the road has impacted a lot on Uzere people for good." A farmer and  an artisan in the community Oghenerobor Ojo have this to say, " We are happy with this road. Before we couldn't get vehicles to convey us to Aviara from Uzere .We needed to trek for two hours but we are happy now we can move our farm produce from farm to different locations. Please , everyone should salute President Muhammadu Buhari for me. " A transporter in the locality, Aghraghra Francis expressed his joy with the project saying " My business as a transporter has improved because I no longer have issues with movement of goods and services due to impassable road."
Jun
19
2022
Roads: FG Commission's 33 Kilometre Road Section linking Jigawa - Yobe States It was celebration galore, over the weekend in Jigawa State when the Federal Government commissioned the completed phase 2 (Kirikasama-Nguru) of the Hadejia- Nguru-Gashua road linking Jigawa and Yobe States. The commissioning of the completed section took place over the weekend in Birniwa town, Birniwa local government headquarters in Jigawa State. The commissioning tagged ''Season of Completion and Delivery of Projects' was performed by President Muhammadu Buhari, represented by the Honourable Minister of Water Resources, Engr Suleiman Adamu, FNSE. In his address, the President said, “it is our commitment to improving road transport infrastructure. It is also our determination to improve the ease of doing business, create jobs, wealth and prosperity in order to lift citizens from poverty " President Buhari described the over 33 Kilometre Road, which links Hadejia-Kirikasama in Jigawa State as a very important road that connects agrarian and trading communities, which to a large extent will ease the movement of their farm produce . He said, the road became a critical component of national road network for linking communities together, pointing out that the travel time has now reduced with the completion of the road. Accordingly, the President called on all road users not to abuse the road, pointing out that forms of road abuses such as: overloading of vehicles and trucks accelerates pavement damage, also spilling of petroleum products dissolves all the road components and allows penetration of water, worst still, converting the road shoulders to permanent parking places results in quick  onset of road failure from the shoulder. The President pleaded with all road users to take responsibility and play their part in ensuring that  they avoid these unwholesome practices, and make every effort to report them when they occur and act in a lawful manner to stop them. " Now that we have this new and well-built road, we owe it as  duties to ourselves and to other road users to protect these facilities. One of those duties is to ensure that we drive in accordance with the law as stipulated in the Road Highway Code, " he said. In his remarks, the  Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, said that the phase 2 (Kirikasama-Nguru) of the Hadeja-Nguru Federal road project was among the other projects lined up for commissioning in the second phase under the season of completion and impact which started in the last quarter of 2021 The Minister who was represented by the Zonal Director Highway (Construction & Rehabilitation) North West, Engr Wasiu Adetayo Taiwo said the projects represent major investment in road Transport infrastructure, which is a commitment of the Buhari led-administration as a driver for economic growth and prosperity. He described the projects as visible and incontrovertible Assets and as proof of what Nigeria’s resources are being invested into from a combination of earned resources and borrowings. Accordingly, Fashola listed the other roads lined up for commissioning across the geo-political zones to include: Isoko Ring Road (Section II) covering Aviara -Uzere in Delta State; Nguru-Gashua-Bayamari (section I, phase II) covering Nguru-Gashua in Yobe State; Lafia-Obi-Awe-Tunga Road in Nassarawa State, and Gombe -Numan-Yola Road (Phase II) covering Gombe- Kaltungo in Gombe- State. In a welcome address, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Bashir Nura Alkali, represented by the Federal Controller of Works in Jigawa State, Engr. Atewolora Oladele Gabriel, said the project was part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s developmental agenda of addressing road infrastructural development across the length and breadth of Nigeria He said " Federal Government has a policy direction which was focused on the completion of several on-going projects to stimulate economic development, job creation and promoting local content. The focus is to link the major arterial roads to Refineries, Ports, tertiary institutions and high volume commercial centres with a view to reducing travel times, cost of vehicle maintenance, safety and security of commuters, " Alkali disclosed that the Ministry has successfully completed several roads and maintained several bridges to ensure that road users have a rewarding road travel experience, adding that several roads and bridges are at various stages of completion. He listed among other projects: the 2nd Niger Bridge and its approaching  road, Dualization of Abuja-Kaduna-Kano, Loko-Oweto Bridge linking Nasarawa to Benue States, dualization of Enugu-Por-Harcourt Expressway, Bodo-Bonny Brigde, and Lagos-Ibadan Dualization projects. In his remark, Jigawa State Governor, Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar, expressed gratitude to the Federal Government for the numerous projects executed by the administration of President Muhamadu Buhari in Jigawa state. Governor Badaru was represented at the occasion by his deputy, Alhaji Umar Namadi . He stated that the road being commissioned today was a nightmare to the people before the intervention of the Buhari's administration, pointing out also the many other roads being constructed by the Federal Government in Jigawa State. " What do we have to say to Mr President. The many interventions by the Federal Government in Jigawa State has improved the lives of the people. Jigawa State is grateful for all the Interventions, including the Social Interventions, N Power, Trader Money etc " he said  The Governor also commended the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola for what he described as his commitment in making things happened for the visibility of the Buhari Administration, stating that the Interventions have improved the social lives and economic status of his people. House of Representatives Member representing Kirikasama/Birniwa/ Guri Federal Constituency, the location of the project, Hon. Dr. Abubakar Hassan Fulata , appreciated the Federal Government for the many laudable projects in Jigawa State. Dr. Fulata said " the road project being commissioned today had defied many administrations for almost four decades. The road project budget was alot of money without commensurate result. President Buhari has now completed the road within a reasonable time. We are grateful to Mr President. Jigawa State is grateful for benefiting from the Federal Government's projects" In a goodwill message, the Emir of Hadejia and Chairman Jigawa State Council of Traditional Rulers, His Royal Highness Alh. Adamu Abubakar Maje expressed delight witnessing the commissioning of the project in his Emirate The Emir who was represented by the Galadiman Hadejia, Alh. Usman Abdul'aziz, commended President Muhamadu Buhari for ensuring completion of the project which he described as critical and important to the economy of the society. He said the road was critical and has opened the Hadejia Emirate to Yobe State and by extension to Borno State, adding that other projects such as water project, tomatoes factory and siting of some higher Institutions in the stated were also commendable. "We all know the importance of roads to the economic and social existence of every community and every society. We are grateful for the infrastructural projects. Hadejia Emirate got a large share of it. We also wish and pray for more" he said. In his vote of thanks, the Project Contractor, Mothercat Limited, Fady Khoury Hanna, expressed gratitude to the Federal Government and to the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, for the ample opportunity given to them to handle the project. Fady appreciated Jigawa and Yobe States Government for their cooperation, hospitality and making them feel at home during the construction, assuring the Federal Government of their commitment to deliver quality work at any time in any project they undertook. Testimonies from the people of the community and road users were also full of commendation and appreciation. Mallam Ali Alaska, a transporter narrated how terrible and difficult the road was before the rehabilitation. He appreciated the Federal Government for the road project. He said that there was no doubt the contractor has done a good work and the travel time has drastically reduced.    
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PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT
Mar
06
2022
Official Commissioning of Housing Projects under the National Housing Programme (NHP) Phase I, Nasarawa State on the 7th March, 2022.
OTHER NEWS
Jun
23
2022

6th Babatunde Raji Fashola (BRF) GABFEST To Hold  June 28

As part of efforts targeted at creating a platform for the active involvement of the youth in Nigeria’s future, the 6th Babatunde Raji Fashola (BRF) Gabfest will hold next week, Tuesday 28th June, at 11a.m as a ZOOM Webinar (bit.ly/gabfest6).

The BRF Gabfest which holds in honor of the 59th birthday celebration of Legal practitioner and Public Servant, the Honorable Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, is expected to have in attendance stakeholders from the public and private sectors, as well as members of the general public.
 
This year’s event which is themed: ‘What am I voting for?’ is anticipated to have numerous attendees and is open to members of the public via a registration link (bit.ly/gabfest6).
 
The BRF Gabfest will feature 6 speakers on a panel, who will offer constructive insights cut across both the public and private sector, and offer the audience a chance to also engage on issues pertaining to the theme.
 
Now in its 6th year, the goal of the BRF Gabfest is to create an interactive platform where the role of the youth in Nigeria’s future will be discussed and heard. It is targeted at those who are sincerely concerned about the future of Nigeria, and the role young people have to play in that future.

 

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SPEECHES
Jun
23
2022

WELCOME ADDRESS BY THE PERMANENT SECRETARY, FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WORKS AND HOUSING, BASHIR NURA ALKALI, FCA, FCTI  AT THE COMMISSIONING OF LAFIA-OBI-AWE-TUNGA ROAD IN NASARAWA STATE ON THURSDAY, 23rd JUNE, 2022.

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       It is my great pleasure to welcome you all to this significant event in the affairs of our National life. I welcome all the eminent and distinguished invited guests to the occasion of the commissioning of the second phase of the completed roads across the country. 

2.   On behalf of the Honourable Minister Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN, Directors and Head of Units, Federal Ministry of Works & Housing, I welcome all distinguished invited Guests, the Royal Fathers and the entire people of Nasarawa State to this event.

3.    As part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s developmental agenda of addressing road infrastructural development across the length and breadth of Nigeria, the Federal Government as a policy direction focused on the completion of several on-going projects to stimulate economic development, job creation and promoting local content. The focus is to link the major arterial roads to Refineries, Ports, tertiary institutions and high volume commercial centres with a view to reducing travel times, vehicle maintenance costs, safety and security of commuters etc.

4.    The Ministry has successfully completed several roads and maintained several bridges to ensure that road users have a rewarding road travel experience. Several other roads and bridges are at various stages of completion such as the 2nd Niger Bridge and its approach road, Dualization of Abuja-Kaduna-Kano, Loko-Oweto Bridge linking Nasarawa to Benue States, Dualization of Enugu-Portharcourt Expressway, Bodo-Bonny Brigde, Lagos-Ibadan Dualization project,  to mention just a few. 

5.     We have now entered the season of completion and handover of several roads and bridges projects across the country. Recently, 5-roads were commissioned by Mr. President who was represented by the Cabinet Ministers from the states where the projects were sited such as:

Commissioning of Sokoto-Tambuwal-Jega-Kotangora-Makere Road, Phases I&II in Kebbi State;

Vandeikya-Obudu Cattle Ranch Road Phases I&II in Benue State;

Nenwe-Oduma Road Sections I&II in Enugu and Ebonyi States;

Kano-Maiduguri Section III (Azare-Potiskum) in Bauchi/Yobe States; and

Kano-Maiduguri Road Section II Shuwarin-Azare, with spur from Dutse to Kwanar Huguma in Jigawa/Bauchi States.

6.   In this phase of the commissioning, Mr. President approved the commissioning of the following roads:

Rehabilitation of Efon Alaaye-Erinmo-Iwaraja Road In Ekiti/Osun States;

Isoko Ring Road in Delta State; 

Rehabilitation of Hadeija-Nguru Road, Phase II CH 40+000-CH 73+150 Kirikasama-Nguru in Jigawa State;

Completion of Gombe-Numan-Yola Road Phase II (Gombe-Kaltungo) in Gombe State; 

Construction of Nguru-Gashua-Bayamari Road Section II, Phase I, (Gashua-Bayamari), Yobe State;

Rehabilitation of Nguru-Gashua-Bayamari Road Section I (Nguru-Gashua) Phase II in Yobe State;

Rehabilitation of Lafia-Obi-Awe-Tunga Road in Nasarawa State.

7.    As we complete the commissioning of this road here in Nasarawa State, the train will move to Yobe State.

8.    Our joy is that Nigerians are benefitting from the fruits of democracy and the promises made by the present Administration. These projects have created direct and indirect jobs as well as provided socio-economic benefits that the magnitude of such projects carries with it.

9.    At this juncture, I welcome you all once again to the commissioning ceremony of this laudable road project in Nasarawa State.  

Thank you and God bless you.
 

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Jun
23
2022

OFFICAL COMMISSIONING AND HANDOVER OF LAFIA-OBI-AWE-TUNGA ROAD IN NASARAWA STATE TODAY 23RD JUNE, 2022

Offical Commissioning and Handover of Lafia-Obi-Awe-Tunga Road in Nasarawa State today 23rd June, 2022

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Jun
16
2022

OFFICIAL COMMISSIONING AND HANDOVER OF EFON ALAAYE - ERINMO - IWARAJA ROAD IN EKITI STATE TODAY 16TH OF JUNE 2022

L-R :Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, H.E.Otunba Adegboyega Bisi Egbeyemi, Rep. of Mr. President, H.E. Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo,Hon.Min.of Industry, Trade and Investment, HRM Obalufon Alayemore, Oba Dr. Emmanuel Adesanya Aladejare Agunsoye II and Senator representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele during the Official Commissioning and Handing-Over of Efon- Alaaye-Erinmo -Iwaraja Road in Ekiti and Osun States on Thursday, June 16, 2022.

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