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6TH BABATUNDE RAJI FASHOLA (BRF) GABFEST TO HOLD JUNE 28

Jun
23
2022

As part of efforts targeted at creating a platform for the active involvement of the youth in Nigerias 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 years 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 Nigerias 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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REMARKS BY THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF WORKS AND HOUSING, MR BABATUNDE FASHOLA, SAN AT THE PROJECT CO ...

Jun
21
2022

On behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria and President Muhammadu Buhari, I bring good tidings to the peoples and Government of Delta State, who will be impacted by the Isoko Ring Road that our President will hand over today.

My principal message to you all is that this is the first of the second phase of project 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 2021.

In this second phase of completion Mr. President has also approved that Ministers from the various States where projects have been completed should represent him to perform the handover formalities.

The other handing over formalities that will follow these formalities which we flagged-off in Ekiti and Jigawa States, will also be in:

Yobe for Section II and Phase I of the Nguru Gashua Bayamari Road covering Gashua to Bayamari; Section I, Phase II covering Nguru to Gashua;

Nasarawa for Lafia Obi Awe Tunga Road; and

Gombe for Phase II of the Gombe Numan Yola Road covering Gombe Kaltungo.

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

They are visible and incontrovertible Assets in proof of what Nigerias resources are invested in, from a combination of our earned resources, and borrowings.

This occasion affords the opportunity to restate that in addition to other innovative sources of funding, our Budgetary provisions are also being diligently applied to complete projects such as these.

I want to express deep gratitude to the Ministry of Finance, and the members of the National Assembly, especially the Chairmen of the Senate and House Committees on Works in the 8th and 9th Assembly for their support.

To our staff and contractors who have worked very hard to bring these projects to conclusion I also say thank you, as I cannot fail to acknowledge the cooperation of the host communities where these projects pass through or are hosted.

I hold them out as examples of what peace can achieve, and the investments that collaboration and some sacrifice can deliver if we embrace partnership with Government.
Ladies and Gentlemen, none of these would have been possible without the support of Ministers in the Federal Executive Council during debates over the projects.

To all Ministers in the first term and this current term, I express gratitude on behalf of the Ministry of Works and Housing for your support.

To the President and Vice President who preside for long hours over the Council meetings, your leadership is now bearing fruits and the evidence of change is now manifesting.

Ekiti/Osun, Gombe, Yobe, and Nasarawa among several other States bearing witness and there is more to come.

Thank You.

BABATUNDE RAJI FASHOLA, SAN
MINISTER OF WORKS AND HOUSING

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SPEECH BY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI AT THE COMPLETION AND HANDOVER OF ISOKO RING ROAD IN DELTA STAT ...

Jun
21
2022

Our commitment to improving 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.

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.

As you can all see, we are handing over today the 7.85 Kilometre Road, which links Aviara-Uzere in Delta State. A very important Road that connects agrarian and fishing communities to ease the movement of their farm products.

By linking these communities together, this road becomes a critical component of our national road network.

This road has been built to the highest quality of design and workmanship and if is well used and not abused, it should last for the designed service life.

Road abuse takes many forms such as overloading of vehicles and trucks which accelerates pavement damage, spilling of petroleum products, which dissolves all the components and allows water to penetrate, and converting the road shoulders to permanent parking places, that brings the onset of road failure from the shoulder.

We must all do our best to avoid these practices, report them when they occur and act in a lawful manner to stop them.

The road is also a story of the capacity of our people. The patriotic Nigerians who were employed directly to build this road, the scores of suppliers employed indirectly who are responsible for providing the machines utilized in the construction.

These are not only nation builders to whom we offer our salutations, they are the heart of the Nigerian economy, the micro, small and medium enterprises that drive our economic growth.

This road is also a statement of economic efficiency and ease of doing business.

This is because the travel time before construction has now reduced since the completion of the road.

Of course, this road is part of our many roads to prosperity because reduced journey times means reduced expense on travel, because time is money.

This road also symbolizes change as you will observe in the road furniture, such as the lane markings and Route Assurance signs.

These components had all but disappeared on our highways but our commitment to change has restored them, with the markings helping drivers to achieve better lane management and control of their vehicles; while the Route Assurance signs provide information about how much further or longer, the drivers and commuters have to travel and the distance to the next village, town or state.

Of course, another element of change is the travel experience on a new and well-built road from the old and previously unmotorable road.

Now that we have this new and well-built road, we have duties to ourselves and to other road users.

One of those duties is to ensure that we drive in accordance with the law as stipulated in the Highway Code.
Accordingly, for the avoidance of any doubt, I wish to reiterate that the maximum driving speed on this and other Federal Highways nationwide is 100 (ONE HUNDRED) KM PER HOUR and no more.

On behalf of the Federal Government and President Muhammadu Buhari, I formally declare this Isoko Ring Road in Delta State completed and open for public use.

For your safety and that of other road users, I implore you not to exceed 100 KM PER HOUR.

We want you alive to witness and be part of the prosperity and promise of Nigeria.

I wish you safe and happy motoring.


Festus Keyamo, SAN
Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment

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ROADS: FG COMMISSIONS 33 KILOMETRE ROAD SECTION LINKING JIGAWA - YOBE STATES

Jun
19
2022

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 Nigerias 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 Buharis 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 Buharis 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 Governments 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 Abdulaziz, 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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REMARKS BY THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF WORKS AND HOUSING, MR. BABATUNDE FASHOLA, SAN REPRESENTED BY Z ...

Jun
18
2022

My principal message to you all is that this is the first of the second phase of project 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 2021.

In this second phase of completion Mr. President has also approved that Ministers from the various States where projects have been completed should represent him to perform the handover formalities.

The other handing over formalities that will follow these formalities Jigawa will be in:

a) Delta for Isoko Ring Road Section II covering Aviara Uzere.

b) Yobe for Section II and Phase I of the Nguru Gashua Bayamari Road covering Gashua to Bayamari; Section I, Phase II covering Nguru to Gashua.

c) Nasarawa for Lafia Obi Awe Tunga Road.

d) Gombe for Phase II of the Gombe Numan Yola Road covering Gombe Kaltungo.

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

They are visible and incontrovertible Assets in proof of what Nigerias resources are invested in, from a combination of our earned resources, and borrowings.

This occasion affords the opportunity to restate that in addition to other innovative sources of funding, our Budgetary provisions are also being diligently applied to complete projects such as these.

I want to express deep gratitude to the Ministry of Finance, and the members of the National Assembly, especially the Chairmen of the Senate and House Committees on Works in the 8th and 9th Assembly for their support.

To our staff and contractors who have worked very hard to bring these projects to conclusion I also say thank you, as I cannot fail to acknowledge the cooperation of the host communities where these projects pass through or are hosted.

I hold them out as examples of what peace can achieve, and the investments that collaboration and some sacrifice can deliver if we embrace partnership with Government.

Ladies and Gentlemen, none of these would have been possible without the support of Ministers in the Federal Executive Council during debates over the projects.

To all Ministers in the first term and this current term, I express gratitude on behalf of the Ministry of Works and Housing for your support.

To the President and Vice President who preside for long hours over the Council meetings, your leadership is now bearing fruits and the evidence of change is now manifesting.

Ekiti/Osun, Delta, Gombe, Yobe, and Nasarawa among several other States bearing witness and there is more to come.

Thank You.

BABATUNDE RAJI FASHOLA, SAN

MINISTER OF WORKS AND HOUSING

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REHABILITATION AND EXPANSION OF LAGOSBADAGRY EXPRESSWAY: FUNDING SUBSTANTIALLY ADDRESSED FASHOLA ...

Jun
18
2022

The Honourable Minister of Works and Housing, H.E. Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN during his working inspection tour of the ongoing rehabilitation and expansion of Lagos Badagry Expressway while fielding questions fromjournalists remarked,The main problem on the Lagos Badagry expressway project was always funding and budget , now that has been substantially addressed with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Road Infrastructure Tax Credit Scheme and the contractor is progressing with the project as we can see.

‘The Lagos Badagry route is part of the Lagos Abidjan highway which is about 1,048 Kilometres. It is also a very strategic investment Nigeria is making as Nigerias contribution to West African Trade and also for the local community, he explained.

During the inspection, while interacting with the Oni Ibereko of Ibereko 1, Oba Israel Adewale Okoya, Fashola urged the King to discourage some members of the communities from carting away construction materials meant for the road embankment for personal use, and to also tell his subjects in the area to stop trading by the road side.

The Minister advised the Management of the Contractor handling the road project, China Geo-Engineering Corporation (CGC)NigeriaLimited to employ more staff and get more equipment in order to speed up the progress of work on the road before the weather condition and other factors start to impede the progress on the construction work.

One of the Community Chiefs in the area, Oni Ibereko ofIbereko 1, Oba Israel Adewale Okoya speaking earlier said The completed portion of the road has brought succor to the people. In the past Badagry to Agbara used to be a journey of about four to five hours but the travel time is now less than 30 minutes,and the contractor keep working on the road , we are so happy. I thank President Muhammadu Buhari on behalf of our own son Babatunde Raji Fashola.

The Oba assured the Minister that he would have meeting with his fellow chiefs and elders in the communities to ensure that the people stop trading by the road side and those carting away building materials would be handed over to the police if they failed to heed warning.

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FG REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO COMPLETE IDUKPANI- ITU - IKOT EKPENE ROAD IN 2023

Jun
17
2022

... East-west Road bridge section iv will be ready soon

The Federal Government has reaffirmed its commitment to completing the ongoing dualization and rehabilitation of the Odukpani - Itu - Ikot Ekpene road in Cross River and Akwa Ibom States.

The Director, Highway Construction and Rehabilitation of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Engineer Folorunsho Esan made the reaffirmation on Thursday, June 16, 2022 during the inspection of work on the 83 .3 kilometres road being handled by Julius Berger, SERMATEC and CCECC companies.

The Director however called on the State governments to prevail on its people who have structures on the right of way to remove them in order not to frustrate the effort of the contractors so that the roads can be delivered on target since the land belongs to the state government.

Engineer Essan said, The challenges are mainly on the right of way, people have their structures on the right of way and this will delay the work, the land belongs to the states, they are the owners of the land, they are the ones that can talk to them so that we can have space to work.

He disclosed that funding is not a problem as the road is being funded by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) under the Federal Government Tax Credit Scheme.

The Director expressed satisfaction at the pace of work by Julius Berger and SERMATECK companies while urging CCECC to improve on its pace of work.

The Federal Controller of Works in Cross River State, Engineer Bassey Nsentip said the contractors have the equipment and are willing to work, adding that the road project include five bridges and several culverts.

Engineer Bakari Kehinde and Engineer Joseph Ukpata, site engineers of Julius Berger and SERMATECK respectively also called on the state governments to help in resolving the problem of the right of way.

Similarly, Engineer Esan informed newsmen that the bridge on section iv of the east-west road in Akwa Ibom state will be opened to traffic soon

He said, The contractor is working on the bridge so that it can open up traffic in order to work on the other side of the road and they are saying it will take them eight weeks and we are taking them by their words .

He disclosed that the road was under the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs before it was recently handed over to the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing to continue with the supervision and completion

He further said that the east-west road is not yet under the Tax Credit Scheme but hoped that it will be part of it soon.

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NHP: FG HANDS OVER KEYS TO BENEFICIARIES IN OWERRI

Jun
16
2022

...... I bought my house freely, no backdoor business - Beneficiary

The federal government, in Owerri, Imo State, formally handed over keys to the beneficiaries of the National Housing Programme who have met the requirements and successfully completed payment for the houses they applied.

The Federal Controller of Housing Imo State, Engr Dania Denis Abu Azebokhai performed the handover event on behalf of the Honourable Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN.

The ceremonial handover took place on the premises of the National Housing Estate, Avu town along Port Harcourt Road, Owerri, Wednesday 15th, 2022.

In his address read by the Federal Controller Housing, the Minister reiterated the commitment of the administration of President Mohammadu Buhari to making sure that the citizens are provided with decent and affordable houses by gradually easing the housing deficit in the country.

As part of President Muhammadu Buharis developmental agenda of addressing Housing needs in Nigeria, the Federal Government inaugurated a pragmatic National Housing Programme (NHP) for the construction of acceptable and affordable houses nationwide. It is a Programme borne out of the present Governments desire to provide affordable housing for its citizenry he said

Fashola emphasized that the allocation of the houses is for every citizen and there is fairness and equity in its allocation as it is on first come first serve basis.

The Minister stated that the end of President Muhammadu Buharis tenure of office has entered a season of completion and handover of keys to beneficiaries of houses in 35 States and the FCT who have successfully subscribed through the open Ministrys website at https://nhp.worksandhousing.gov.ng/ for the sales of these completed houses.

We have therefore offered all these housing units to members of the general public in a non-discriminatory way by opening the Portal to ensure fairness and equity he said.

Fashola also encouraged all Nigerians to avail themselves with the opportunity of owning a house in the 36 States and FCT except for Lagos State.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Work and Housing, Bashir Nura Alkali who was represented by the Deputy Director, Planning Research and Statistics, Housing, Onyetenu Joseph Emeka particularly welcome the beneficiaries of the sales of the houses built under the first phase of the programme.

He stated that the philosophy behind the National Housing Programme is the provision of pilot scheme that is affordable, accessible and acceptable as contained in the policy.

He added that the approach to the design and use of materials takes cognizance of the cultural and climatic peculiarities of the regions, while responding also to the tenets of the Building Energy and Efficiency Code being championed by the Ministry.

In her response after collecting her keys, the beneficiary, Mrs. Rosemary Onyeneke represented by Alor Aloysius appreciated the Federal Government immensely for the allocation

She said this shows that the government has the interest of the poor masses at heart. I got to know about it online and applied, I followed all the steps and approval was given to me

Mrs Rosemary urged other Nigerians to key in because it is real, pointing out that there was no backdoor business in the process.

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SULEJA - MINNA, AGAEI - BARO ROADS FOR COMPLETION MAY 2023 - FG

Jun
01
2022

Director Highways Construction and Rehabilitation, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Engineer Folorunsho Esan gave the assurance during an assessment inspection of the roads, Tuesday, May 31, 2022.

Both roads are being funded by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) under the Tax Credit Scheme introduced by the federal government.

While speaking to journalists, the Director Highways expressed satisfaction with the pace and quality of work.

On the Suleja - Minna road he said My impression is that the contractor is on site making progress and we can see the various aspects of work, the earthwork, the pavement work and even the asphalt laying is going on smoothly, the only challenge is that of security but its being taking care of with the presence of security agents.

Speaking on the 52 kilometers Agaei - Baro Port road which connects the Lambata - Bida highway, Engineer Esan said, work is progressing, 14 kilometres have been asphalted, earthwork is up to 32 kilometres and the rest which is about 18 kilometres is still outstanding, but we have the assurance that the work will be delivered on target.

The Director said the road when completed will boost the economy of the Nation and the North Central region in particular as it leads to the Baro Port through which goods and services can be brought into the country and exported to other countries.

Team Leader of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Tahir Ahmed who took part in the inspection exercise to asses the quality and progress of work also expressed satisfaction with the work done so far.

He said NNPC is funding the construction of the roads under the Tax Credit Scheme of the Federal government that allows corporate organisations to invest the tax that would have been paid to the Federal Government into infrastructure development, stating that the work will aid the progress of their business, the economy and improve the wellbeing of Nigerians.

Mr. Tahir also stated that the roads were among the other critical roads selected to be funded by the NNPC because of their importance to the economy of the nation through which Petroleum products are being conveyed to other parts of the country.

The contractors working on both sites expressed confidence that the projects will be completed and delivered on target as funding is readily available.

Some residents of Takalafiya community along Lapai - Bida road who recalled the hardship and accidents that were experienced on those roads, praised the Federal Government for the job.

Muhammed Abdullahi said, we use to see different kinds of accidents on this road, now that they are reconstructing the road we are very happy because we are satisfied with the work going on.

Another resident of the area, Abdullahi Audu said, We were facing problems on this road but now we have started having some relief because the people working on the road are trying seriously Now driving from here to Lambata is done with ease, before it would take up to 2 hours or more but now it will take only about 30 minutes. Federal Government is trying, we are happy he added.

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FG COMMISSIONS EROSION CONTROL PROJECT IN TARABA STATE

May
28
2022

The Federal Government has commissioned the completed Erosion and flood control project at the National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC) Orientation Camp in Jalingo, the Taraba state capital.

President Muhammadu Buhari who was represented at the event by the Minister of State for Works and Housing, Muazu Jaji Sambo as the Special Guest of Honour observed that the project was approved under the ecological intervention projects in 2020 to address the perennial problem of erosion in the area so as to enhance the comfort of the youth corps members during their orientation programme.

Sambo emphasized the zeal with which the Buhari led administration had been executing infrastructural projects across the country since inception.

He said, Since the inception of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration various government Ministries and Agencies have taken steps to boost infrastructural development for the wellbeing of the citizenry.

He explained that the commitment of the administration to infrastructural development was informed by the social economic role that it plays in enhancing connectivity, safe mobility and the provision of opportunities, all of which add value to the living standards of the people.

The Minister described the project as well envisioned and positioned, adding that it underscores the administrations sincerity of purpose and responsiveness in tackling the challenges of its citizens thereby making life more meaningful. He praised President Buhari for carrying every part of the country along in the distribution of social amenities.

The Minister commended the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha and the Ecological Project Office under the leadership of the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Aisha Lawal for ensuring timely and speedy completion of the project and many others across the country in fulfillment of government promises to the people.

The Taraba State Governor, Architect Darius Ishaku who was represented by the Commissioner Taraba State Ministry of Youths and Sports Development Mrs. Napisa Clara Ibrahim commended the Federal Government for executing the project which will bring relief to the benefitting community.

In her welcome address, the Permanent Secretary Ecological Project Office, Dr. Habiba Lawal said the project was executed by the Ecological Project Office to tackle the erosion and flood problem as well as enhance the road sustainability by constructing concrete drain networks within the camp.

She disclosed that the contractor, Messrs. Peters and Partners Inter-Global Limited worked assiduously and conscientiously to ensure that the project was completed on time and in accordance with the specifications contained in the contract document.

The Permanent Secretary stated that the purpose of the commissioning and handing over of the project to the benefitting community was to enable them exercise ownership and to ensure its care, protection as well as sustenance.

She therefore implored the residents of the NYSC orientation camp and its environs to jealously guard the facility. Dr.Lawal applauded the exemplary and towering leadership qualities of the Honourable Minister of State for Works and Housing.

The Director General of the NYSC, the Chairman Taraba State NYSC Governing Board and the Taraba State Commissioner for the Ministry of Environment were represented at the occasion.

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WELCOME ADDRESS BY THE PERMANENT SECRETARY, FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WORKS AND HOUSING, BASHIR NURA ALKAL ...

Jun
23
2022

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 Buharis 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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FG COMMISSIONS LAFIA -OBI -AWE-TUNGA ROAD IN NASARAWA STATE.

Jun
23
2022

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.

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FEC APPROVES FUNDS FOR THE REVISED ESTIMATED TOTAL COST FOR THE REHABILITATION OF YOLA-HONG-MUBI ROA ...

Jun
23
2022

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.

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WELCOME ADDRESS BY THE PERMANENT SECRETARY, FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WORKS AND HOUSING, BASHIR NURA ALKAL ...

Jun
21
2022

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 Delta State to this event.

3. As part of President Muhammadu Buharis 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 Delta State, the train will move to Jigawa State, Nasarawa State and on to the others.

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 Delta State.

Thankyou and God bless you.

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FG COMMISSIONS AND HANDS OVER ISOKO RING ROAD

Jun
21
2022

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 Buharis 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 couldnt 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.

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SPEECH BY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI REPRESENTED BY THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF WATER RESOURCES, ENGR ...

Jun
18
2022

Our commitment to improving 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.

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.

As you can all see, we are handing over today the 33 Kilometre Road, which links Hadeijia-Kirikasama in Jigawa State. A very important Road that connects agrarian and trading communities to ease the movement of their farm products.

By linking these communities together, this road becomes a critical component of our national road network.

This road has been built to the highest quality of design and workmanship and if is well used and not abused, it should last for the designed service life.

Road abuse takes many forms such as overloading of vehicles and trucks which accelerates pavement damage, spilling of petroleum products, which dissolves all the components and allows water to penetrate, and converting the road shoulders to permanent parking places, that brings the onset of road failure from the shoulder.

We must all do our best to avoid these practices, report them when they occur and act in a lawful manner to stop them.

The road is also a story of the capacity of our people. The patriotic Nigerians who were employed directly to build this road, the scores of suppliers employed indirectly who are responsible for providing the machines utilized in the construction.

These are not only nation builders to whom we offer our salutations, they are the heart of the Nigerian economy, the micro, small and medium enterprises that drive our economic growth.

This road is also a statement of economic efficiency and ease of doing business.

This is because the travel time before construction has now reduced since the completion of the road.
Of course, this road is part of our many roads to prosperity because reduced journey times means reduced expense on travel, because time is money.

This road also symbolizes change as you will observe in the road furniture, such as the lane markings and Route Assurance signs.

These components had all but disappeared on our highways but our commitment to change has restored them, with the markings helping drivers to achieve better lane management and control of their vehicles; while the Route Assurance signs provide information about how much further or longer, the drivers and commuters have to travel and the distance to the next village, town or state.

Of course, another element of change is the travel experience on a new and well-built road from the old and previously unmotorable road.

Now that we have this new and well-built road, we have duties to ourselves and to other road users.
One of those duties is to ensure that we drive in accordance with the law as stipulated in the Highway Code.

Accordingly, for the avoidance of any doubt, I wish to reiterate that the maximum driving speed on this and other Federal Highways nationwide is 100 (ONE HUNDRED) KM PER HOUR and no more.
On behalf of the Federal Government and President Muhammadu Buhari, I formally declare this Hadeijia-Nguru Road in Jigawa State completed and open for public use.

For your safety and that of other road users, I implore you not to exceed 100 KM PER HOUR.
We want you alive to witness and be part of the prosperity and promise of Nigeria.

I wish you safe and happy motoring.

Engr. Suleiman H. Adamu
Honourable Minister of Water Resources

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WELCOME ADDRESS BY THE PERMANENT SECRETARY, FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WORKS AND HOUSING, BASHIR NURA ALKAL ...

Jun
18
2022

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:
i. Commissioning of Sokoto-Tambuwal-Jega-Kotangora-Makere Road, Phases I&II in Kebbi State;
ii. Vandeikya-Obudu Cattle Ranch Road Phases I&II in Benue State;
iii. Nenwe-Oduma Road Sections I&II in Enugu and Ebonyi States;
iv. Kano-Maiduguri Section III (Azare-Potiskum) in Bauchi/Yobe States; and
v. 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:
i. Rehabilitation of Efon Alaaye-Erinmo-Iwaraja Road In Ekiti/Osun States;


ii. Isoko Ring Road in Delta State;
iii. Rehabilitation of Hadeija-Nguru Road, Phase II CH 40+000-CH 73+150 Kirikasama-Nguru in Jigawa State;
iv. Completion of Gombe-Numan-Yola Road Phase II (Gombe-Kaltungo) in Gombe State;
v. Construction of Nguru-Gashua-Bayamari Road Section II, Phase I, (Gashua-Bayamari), Yobe State;
vi. Rehabilitation of Nguru-Gashua-Bayamari Road Section I (Nguru-Gashua) Phase II in Yobe State;
vii. Rehabilitation of Lafia-Obi-Awe-Tunga Road in Nasarawa State.
7. As we complete the commissioning of this road here in Jigawa State, the train will move to Nasarawa State and on to the others.
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 Jigawa State.

Thank you and God bless you.

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ROAD COMMISSIONING: FG - FINANCED ROAD LINKING EKITI -OSUN STATE OPENS, SPEEDY COMMERCIAL AND TRANSP ...

Jun
16
2022

The Federal Government -financed road linking Ekiti -Osun State has been commissioned, the road is expected to boost both commercial, social and developmental activities across the two states.

The Efon Alaaye -Erinmo-Iwaraja Road links the three towns of Efon Alaaye in Ekiti State , Erinmo and Iwaraja in Osun State.

The road linking the two states was commissioned and handed over to the states in Efon Alaaye Ekiti State amid hopes that the new infrastructure will help reduce road fatalities, ease mobility and spur trade within the two states as well as with their neighbouring states.

President Muhammadu Buhari commissioned the road on Thursday, June 16, 2022 . The event was attended by government officials , transport operators, members of parliament and traditional chiefs draped in colourful regalia.

*President Buhari who was represented by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo said, As you can all see, we are handing over today a 22 kilometre Road, which links the three towns of Efon Alaaye in Ekiti State and Erinmo and Iwaraja in Osun State.

Buhari remarked By linking Ekiti and Osun State together, this road becomes a critical component of our national road network.

President Buhari further remarked, This road is also a statement of economic efficiency and ease of doing business. This is because the travel time of averagely One hour before construction has now been reduced to 20minutes with the completion of the road.

The Representative of the Minister of Works and Housing , the Zonal Director South West in the Ministry, Engr. Ademola Kuti remarked, The other handing over formalities that will follow these formalities which is flagged off today in Ekiti will also be in : Delta State for Isoko Ring Road Section II covering Aviara -Uzere, Jigawa State for Phase II of Hadejia - Nguru covering Kirikasama -Nguru, Gombe State for Phase II of the Gombe -Numan -Yola Road covering Gombe- Kaltungo , Yobe State for Section II and Phase I of the Nguru -Gashua -Bayamari Road covering Gashua to Bayamari ; Section I, Phase II covering Nguru to Gashua and Nasarawa State for Lafia-Obi-Awe -Tunga Road.

Fashola continued, These projects represent major investment in road transport infrastructure, which is a commitment of the Buhari administration as a driver for economic growth and prosperity.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Mr.Bashir Nura Alkali who was represented by the Controller of Works Ekiti State, Engr.Ishaq Lawal said, As part of President Muhammadu Buharis developmental agenda of addressing road infrastructural development across the length and breadth of Nigeria, the Federal Government as a policy direction has 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 Deputy Governor of Ekiti State Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi who represented the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr.John Kayode Fayemi said, We thank God that the job has been completed after 40years . We thank Buhari for attending to the calls of the people and the contractor has done a good job.

The Senator representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele remarked I will say on behalf of the Senate Committee on Works that the Contractor has passed oversight test and the contractor must also ensure that all safety measures on the road including adequate road signage and lane markings should be engraved on the road. I congratulate Federal Government and those involved in the project.

The Chairman of Efon Local Government Area Ekiti State, Engineer Bode Adetunji expressed joy over the completed and commissioned road. He remarked, Efon is a town for over forty years that has no outlet, but now we have a road linking us to the outside world. We thank the contractor for a good job , Minister of Works and Housing and President Buhari for the project.

His Royal Highness Obalufon Alayemore , Oba Dr. Emmanuel Adesanya Aladejare Agunsoye II , the Alaaye of Efon Alaaye said, Onbehalf of the community and the people involved in the road rehabilitation, I say thank you to the Federal Government. We want the Government to continue to maintain the road so that we can enjoy the road for a long time.

His Royal Highness Awaraja of Iwaraja Ijesa Oba Sunday Ibironke , Samoyekon I remarked, I just want to commend the Controller and the Minister , the job is wonderful and good.

The Managing Director of Kopek Construction Limited, Engr Issam Feghali that handled the project commented, There was no road in Efon Alaaye before the construction started, moreso the topography but we have achieved alot . We appreciate the efforts of the people for their cooperation and better funding from Federal Ministry of Works and Housing under H.E Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN.
The Head of Market Association in Efon Alaaye, Chief ( Mrs). Gbadamosi Olayemi, said, We are happy with the road , goods and people can move into Efon, with the road we can now get to Ilesha and Ife in no time.

The Unit Chairman Efon Alaaye Motor Transport Union , Emmanuel Sere Ogun have this to say, The road has become the fastest route for commuters and we dont spend much money on vehicle repairs anymore.

Senior Motor Mechanic in the area ,Mr. Adedeji Adewale expressed his satisfaction with the project, The beauty and aesthetics of the town has been greatly improved with the new road and the harrowing of 15years going through rough road is over.

One of the leading farmers in Efon Alaaye, Timothy Agbalajobi said, We are happy with the handing over , God bless Fashola and Federal Government. We no longer have problems moving our produce from farms to town. Issues of breakdown of vehicles with our produce getting delayed is over.

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NHP: FG HANDS OVER KEYS TO BENEFICIARIES IN KANO

Jun
03
2022

...Beneficiaries testify The process of acquiring the houses is fair, devoid of human lobby and the quality is worth the money, and we will recommend this National Housing Programme to all Nigerians.

The Honourable Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN on behalf of the Federal Government has officially handed over keys to four beneficiaries who have fully paid for the houses for sale built under the first phase of the National Housing Programme (NHP) in Kano, Kano State.

The representative of the Minister at the official hand over, the Permanent Secretary of Works and Housing, Mr. Bashir Nura Alkali said While we welcome those who can afford to pay outright, it is not a condition for eligibility and we have offered flexible payment options like Mortgages and Rent-to-Own which we encourage applicants to pursue, he clarified.

The Minister added Some of the requirements for qualification to access these houses and to be uploaded on the web-portal includes: Current Passport Photograph in JPEG or PNG format; Most recent copy of your current tax clearance / pay slip in PDF format; Means of Identification (National ID, Driver license, International Passport) in digital JPEG format; Letter of recommendation from any Primary Mortgage (for Mortgage Subscribers) and Evidence of 10% initial payment deposit (for Mortgage Subscribers only).

In his closing remarks Fashola said, The beneficiaries today are therefore among the first set of Nigerians other than the 1994 Super Eagles who have been handed the keys to their houses promised by the Federal Government over 28years ago.

Speaking earlier, the Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Mr. Bashir Nura Alkali who was represented by Director Public Building and Housing Development in the Ministry, Arc. Solomon Labafilo, said, The housing types are currently available for sale to all Nigerians through the Ministrys web portal https://nhp.worksandhousing.gov.ng comprise of 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom and 3 Bedroom semi-detached bungalows and condominiums.

Alkali said, The Philosophy behind the National Housing Programme is the provision of pilot scheme that is affordable, accessible and acceptable as contained in the National Housing Policy. The approach to the design and use of materials takes cognizance of the cultural and climatic peculiarities of the regions while responding also to the tenets of the Building Energy and Efficiency Code (BEEC) being championed by the Ministry.

I welcome you all once again to the handing over of keys to Nigerians who have complied with the requirements of the sale and who have fully paid for the houses in Kano State, he remarked.

Speaking on behalf of the host community, Chairman of Fagge Local Government Area, Kano State, Alhaji Ibrahim Shehu said, I thank everyone who came to mini Nigeria to witness the handover of keys to beneficiaries of the National Housing Programme in Fagge. He said Fagge is a mini-Nigeria in Kano State because all tribes are present here and I appreciate the Federal Government for this housing project as our Local Government is not left behind.

One of the beneficiaries a retired civil servant, Mr.Farouk Adamu who spoke on behalf of others said, I thank the Federal Government. The process of acquiring these houses is easy and simple. Anyone who says that he has used influence to obtain the house I will tell him it is not true. We applied through the portal that the Ministry opened. We were lucky to be selected.

This is what Nigerians are waiting to see, especially the less privilege citizens to get things without lobby or having to know one big man , he commented.

Another beneficiary, the Manager of Spraywell & Finch Solutions Ltd, Mr. Henry Obi was happy to say, ‘ there was no human interference in the process of getting selected. You only get your confirmation via email and the infrastructure in the estate is qualitative with expected finishing of the buildings in order. The building is worth the money paid for it. I will recommend that Nigerians go for the National Housing Programme, Obi advised.

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SUG PRESIDENT LAUDS FG AND FASHOLA FOR ROAD INTERVENTION IN FED POLY BIRNIN KEBBI

May
30
2022

Commrade Muktar described the road intervention in the Polytechnic as timely and that the road had also brought succour to the Polytechnic Community who before now had faced difficulties in their daily movement around the institution.

In his words, Our students are elated and highly commended the Government who have promptly responded to their need, adding that the timely intervention in this regard has enormously helped the students community and motorists.

Comr. Naziru Muhktar said, today we converge at the Waziru Umaru Federal Polytechnic to handover an important and timely 1.8km rehabilitated road by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing under President Muhammadu Buharis led Administration.

In his remarks, the Rector of the Polytechnic, Dr. Usman Sani Tunga described the project as great and thanked God Almighty and that the intervention by the Federal Ministry of Works under Fashola had reached them at the right time.

He said, Before the intervention, we encountered several accidents. I am glad to inform the Minister that not the students only are benefitting from this road project but also the entire Polytechnic community and we are not only thanking you sir, but also asking for more road rehabilitation especially the 2.2km road portion leading to the female hostel.

The former Rector of the Polytechnic, Arc. Sani Aliyu who witnessed the hand over said,
Mine is simple, I sincerely appreciate the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing for providing us with this ultra-modern road network.

Honestly speaking, it is indeed a timely intervention which has brought smile on the faces of the students and the entire community he added.

Architect Aliyu pointed out that the project was completed in a record time with quality materials and thanked the Federal Government for the quick response.

Earlier in his address , the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, who was represented by the Federal Controller of Works Kebbi State, Engr. Ahmed Yabo said that his Ministry had made road intervention in 46 Tertiary Institutions Nation wide.

We have successfully intervened in various internal road networks of 46 Tertiary Institutions and handed over 29 as at 2021and we now have another 17 ready to be handed over, while were currently attending to 30 roads in similar institutions across the country making a total of 76 roads he said.

The Minister stated that the Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari was consistent with its progressive ideal of improving human conditions, describing the process as a critical intervention to support Education.

Fashola said, The gap of our infrastructural needs is steadily being bridged by a gradual process of repairs, renewal and construction on major highways and it has reached the schools.

He expressed the hope that the school will ensure proper maintenance of the asset and not abuse it, pointing out that about 50 people were provided with direct employment during the project.

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