FG Hailed Over Ongoing 2nd Niger Bridge, Other Landmark Projects In Southeast
The Achina Community in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, Friday paid a “Thank you” courtesy visit to the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN, expressing appreciation to the Federal Government over the quantum of ongoing projects in the Zone, especially the Second Niger Bridge.
A delegation of the Community, led by Chief Modestus Umenzekwe, also expressed gratitude to President Buhari for deeming worthy of appointment a son of the Community into the newly constituted Board of Directors of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA).
Describing Fashola as a detribalized Nigerian, the delegation recalled that the Minister had always supported the Community even when he was Governor of Lagos State, pointing out as example the establishment of Adem Industrial and Commercial Complex in Lagos by the Community, which it said currently accommodates about five thousand people.
In his remarks, Fashola reaffirmed the good intentions and commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari towards Nigerians saying the President has underway so many good projects conceived to better the lives of Nigerians in various sectors, especially roads, bridges, effecting solutions to erosion and other ecological problems.
Pointing out that the President needed competent and patriotic people to help in actualizing his policies and programmes for the nation, Fashola declared, “Make no mistake about it, the President needs every good hand and every good mind to give effect to not only his policies and commitment to the Nigerian people but also to their expectations”.
Stressing on the need to have competent hands to help in executing the various projects and programmes nationwide, the Minister, who received the delegation in his office in Abuja noted, “No matter how well intentioned he can be, the President cannot be in every room and in every state. He, therefore, requires good men and women who will be part of the solution and not the problem”.
He commended the patriotic and selfless commitment of Chief Modestus Umenzekwe to the development of his area and people; “he has been faithful to this cause. He has asked nothing to be done for himself. If he asked for anything at all it would always be for his community”, he said.
On his appointment to the Board of FHA, Fashola, who urged him to bring to play the same zeal and commitment towards the development of his community as he assumes office as a member of the Board of FHA, added, “Honourable Umenzekwe has been faithful and committed to the cause of the present administration”.
BOSS MUSTAPHA, FASHOLA, ALIYU, HAJIYA AMINA MOHAMMED AND OTHERS AT THE OFFICIAL COMMISSIONING OF THE 1.52MWP/2.28 MWH SOLAR MICROGRID SYSTEM AND ENERGY RETROFITTING OF THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WORKS AND HOUSING HEADQUARTERS, MABUSHI, ABUJA
Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Representative of the President, Mr Boss Mustapha(3rd left), Hon. Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola,SAN(2nd left),Hon. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar(left),Minister of State in the Ministry of Works and Housing, Engr. Abubakar Aliyu(2nd right), Deputy Secretary General - United Nations, Hajiya Amina Mohammed(3rd right), and Permanent Secretary, Works and Housing, Mr. Babangida Hussaini (right), during the official commissioning of the 1.52MWp/2.28 MWh Solar Microgrid System and Energy Retrofitting of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing Headquarters, Mabushi, Abuja on Tuesday, 6th July 2021.
FASHOLA INSPECTS THE ONGOING EMERGENCY REPAIRS OF EKO BRIDGE (PHASE II) IN LAGOS STATE
Hon. Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN (right), Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Engr. Olukayode Popoola (left), Director, Buildwell Plants & Equipment Industries Ltd, Engr. George Mohanna (middle) during the inspection of the Ongoing Emergency Repairs of Eko Bridge (Phase II) in Lagos State on Thursday, 10th June 2021