President Buhari Commissions Federal Secretariat Lafia
...Names it after Justice Sidi Bage
...On this project, we are proud to say we have delivered-- Fashola
The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR has commissioned the Federal Secretariat Lafia, Nasarawa over the weekend.
The newly commissioned Secretariat complex which was built by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing has also been named after a renowned Jurist and Legal personality, a respected Royal Father, a retired Honourable Justice of the Supreme Court and the current Emir of Lafai and Chairman of Nasarawa State Council of Chiefs. HRH. SIDI BAGE
Welcoming Mr. President, the Honourable Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN said that upon the Ministry's recommendation, Mr. President approved the naming of the edifice after the retired Justice of the Supreme court, His Royal Highness, Sidi Bage. He added that it was in commemoration and laudable contribution of his public service activities especially in the Judiciary.
According to Fashola the conference room of the complex also got the approval of Mr. President to be named after a very prominent Nasarawa State indigene in the person of late Mrs. Maimuna Katai for her hard work, courage, simplicity and honesty.
Speaking of the complex, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola said that it is sitting on a 6,702 square meters of land and that it could accommodate 2000 to 2,300 staff in the 402 offices. He added that it has car park with the capacity to accommodate 300 cars and also other facilities.
According to the Minister, the socio- economic impact of the project includes the creation of small businesses around the facility such as - Food Vendors, POS Kiosks and increased value of landed properties in Bulka Sidi Environs among others.
Moreso, the Minister stressed that these Federal Secretariats are Federal Government symbols and images in the states. They are indeed National Monuments that bring all Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) under one conducive working environment for improved productive and enhanced service delivery to the people of the state where they are sited.
While thanking Mr. President for entrusting the Ministry with the project, he said: " We are proud to say that on this project, we have delivered."
He acknowledged the contribution of the National Assembly for appropriating funding for the project. Also, he commended the State Governor, Engr Abdullahi Sule as well as the past Governor of the State Tanko Al-Makura for providing the peaceful and safe environment for the contractor to deliver the project.
The President was accompanied to the commissioning ceremony by the Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawal, Nasarawa State Governor, Engr. Abdullahi Sule, the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Yaya Bello, the Executive Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr David Umahi, the Honourable Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Honourable Minister of Environment representing Nasarawa State St the Federal Executive Council, Barrister Abdullahi Mohammed amongst others.
SEASON OF COMPLETION, COMMISSIONING AND IMPACT...PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI, FASHOLA, SENATOR LAWAN, ENGR. SULE AND OTHERS AT THE COMMISSIONING OF THE FEDERAL SECRETARIAT COMPLEX IN BUKAR SIDI, ALONG JOS ROAD, LAFIA, NASARAWA STATE
SEASON OF COMPLETION, COMMISSIONING AND IMPACT...President Muhammadu Buhari. (3rd left), Hon. Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN (left),President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan (3rd right) Governor of Nasarawa State, Engr. Abdullahi Sule (2nd right),Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Nweze Umahi (2nd left), Emir of Lafia and Chairman, Nasarawa State Council of Chiefs, Hon. Justice Sidi Bage (right) and others during the Commissioning of the Federal Secretariat Complex named by the President in honour of Hon. Justice Sidi Bage in Bukar Sidi, along Jos road, Lafia, Nasarawa State on Saturday, 4th February 2023.
FASHOLA, CHAIRMAN FIRS, NAMI, CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER, NNPC, AJIYA AND OTHERS AT THE PRESS BRIEFING ON THE 44 CRITICAL ROADS FUNDED BY NNPC THROUGH THE ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT AND REFURBISHMENT TAX CREDIT SCHEME IN ABUJA
Hon. Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN (right), Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr. Muhammad Nami (middle), and Representative of the Group Managing Director and Chief Finance Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), Mr Umar Ajiya (left) during the Press Briefing on the 44 Critical Roads Funded by the NNPC through the Road Infrastructure Development and Refurbishment Tax Credit Scheme (Phase II) at the Conference Hall of the Ministry of Works and Housing Headquarters, Mabushi, Abuja on Tuesday, 31st January 2023.