Fashola Assures AFRIGIST of His Support
The Honourable Minister for works and Housing Babatunde Ragi Fashola has assured the Africa Regional Institute for Geospatial Information, Science and Technology, (AFRIGIST) of his support to solve some of the challenges confronting it.
The Minister gave the assurance while receiving the management of the institute who paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja. Fashola noted that the statutory activities of AFRIGIST were pivotal to unlocking the potential of member countries and Africa in general.
He said, “ I cannot overemphasize the importance of this agency especially in regards to the recent adoption of the free trade agreement among the African countries”. Fashola further said, “Africa Regional Institute for Geospatial Information, Science and Technology has become too critical for the engagement of the future for human civilization”.
The Minister who said the world was increasingly becoming information dependent, emphasized the relevance of the agency to the growth of trade, health care, defense and aviation.
Fashola directed the Surveyor General of the Federation Surveyor Taiwo Samuel, who led the delegation on the visit to make appropriate recommendation to the Ministry for its intervention.
Speaking earlier, the Executive Director of the Institute, Dr. Adewale Akingbade disclosed that the Institute which was established in 1972 under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, (UNECA), had eight members such as Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameron, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Nigeria, the host country.
The Director who praised the Nigerian government for promptly paying its dues said the Institute had supported the county in providing training for defence intelligence such as the Nigerian Customs, Immigration and police. Dr. Akingbade sought the assistance of the Honourable Minister in championing the conference of the Ministerial Committee of the agency.
In attendance were the Minister of State for Works and Housing Engr. Abubakar D. Aliyu and some Directors of the Ministry
FASHOLA, ALIYU, INUWA YAHAYA AT THE COMMISSIONING OF GOMBE STATE INVESTMENT HOUSING ESTATE BUILT UNDER THE FMBN ESTATE DEVELOPMENT LOAN EDL WINDOW IN GOMBE GOMBE STATE
Hon Minister of Works Housing Mr Babatunde Fashola SAN 2nd left Minister of State in the Ministry Engr Abubukar Aliyu left Managing Director CEO Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria FMBN Arc Ahmed Musa Dangiwa 2nd right Chairman Board of Directors FMBN Dr Adewale Adeeyo 3rd left watch with keen interest as Governor of Gombe State Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya presents keys to one of the beneficiaries Abubakar Tijani right during the Commissioning of Gombe State Investment Housing Estate Under the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria FMBN Estate Development Loan EDL Window at the Project Site along Dukku Road Gombe State on Thursday 20th February 2020
FASHOLA, LAWAN, TINUBU, OTHERS AT THE SENATE JOINT COMMITTEE ON COMMUNICATIONS TRADE AND INVESTMENT'S ONE DAY PUBLIC HEARING ON THE INCREASING RATE OF DROP CALLS AND OTHER UNWHOLESOME PRACTICES BY TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK OPERATORS IN NIGERIA THAT HAVE ROBBED NIGERIANS OF THER HARD EARNING BILLIONS OF NAIRA IN ABUJA
Hon Minister of Works Housing Mr Babatunde Fashola SAN right and Senate President Senator Ahmad Lawan left during the Senate Joint Committee on Communications Trade and Investment s One Day Public Hearing on the Increasing Rate of Drops Calls and Other Unwholesome Practices by Telecommunications Network Operators in Nigeria that Robbed Nigerians of their Hard Earning Billions of Naira at the Senate Conference Hall 0 22 Senate New Building on Wednesday 19th February 2020