2023: ‘Why Tinubu is most qualified to lead Nigeria’ – Fashola opens up

As the 2023 presidential election draws near, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has rated the presidential flagbearer of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as the best man for the job. Fashola, who disclosed this while speaking during a television programme at the weekend, said Nigerians should not judge the Tinubu-Kashim/Shettima ticket based on religion, but by competence.  According to him, Tinubu and his running mate Kashim Shettima are equipped with the experience to serve Nigerians. He noted that the Asiwaju is a…

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Buhari redeems 28-year FG vow to ‘94 Eagles

The Federal Government, on Friday, fulfilled its promise of allocating houses to the victorious 1994 Super Eagles Team after 28 years. The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, handed over the Certificate of Occupancy (C-of-Os) of three bedrooms Federal Government houses to each team member in Abuja. The promise was actually made by the then military government of Gen. Sani Abacha, when the Super Eagles Squad won the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Tunis, Tunisia, in 1994. The players presented with the C-of-Os are Peter Rufai, Austine Eguaveon,…

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Nigeria to sign $3.3bn loan agreement for 10 projects
― Minister

…’FG building 958 bridges, road projects’ ― Fashola The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Dr. Zainab Ahmed, has said that the country is currently awaiting consensus for it to sign a $3.387 billion loan Agreement to execute 10 projects across the country. The Minister said this at a Town Hall Meeting on the achievements of the Federal Government in Infrastructure Development, organised by the Ministry of Information and Culture. She said the present administration has successfully implemented a range of infrastructure programmes that have had a positive impact…

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“Buhari has done more than US govt. on infrastructure” – Babatunde Fashola

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, yesterday, claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has done what the United States government is struggling to achieve. Fashola made the comments in Kano during a conversation series of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC). He said the current government has done more than all the previous governments when it comes to infrastructure. He alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was known for stealing public funds to invest in bigger countries but that the APC brought back the stolen funds and…

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2023 Presidency: Fashola speaks on Tinubu’s rumoured ambition

…Says “Let’s wait for his speech in January” The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, (SAN), has opened the lid on the rumours about a possible presidential bid by the leader of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Bola Tinubu, in the 2023 elections. Fashola stated this during an interview on a television programme, which was aired on Friday. According to Fashola, Nigerians will have to be patient until 2022 before the APC leader makes an official pronouncement on his ambition. When he was asked if he would support the…

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FEC approves N30bn augmentation for 74km Loko-Nasarawa road – Fashola

…Says it’ll reduce travel time from Abuja to Oturkpo by 3hrs 30 mins  The Federal Executive Council, (FEC) has approved N30 billion contract augmentations for the completion of the 74 kilometre Nasarawa to Loko Road, in Nasarawa State. The Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola disclosed this to State House Correspondents in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, after the week’s virtual FEC meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. Fashola explained that Council granted three approvals for contracts’ augmentation, all summing up to a total of N38.436 billion, for the…

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Toll gates: FG approves policy and regulations

…Releases fees to be paid by vehicle owners The Federal Government has announced that it was set to reintroduce toll collections on some selected dual carriage highways across the country. The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola stated this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, at the First Lady’s Conference room, Presidential Villa, Abuja. The government also said that diplomatic vehicles, tricycles, motorcycles, military and Para-military vehicles will be exempted from paying…

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FG set to commission link bridge connecting South-East to Cameroon

The Federal Government is set to commission the two-lane 1.5km bridge that connects South-East region to the Republic of Cameroon. The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, disclosed this on Monday while inspecting the newly constructed 1.5km, two-lane bridge, named Mfum bridge, in Ekot-Mfum, Etung local government area of Cross River State, on the border between Nigeria and Cameroon. The minister said the construction of the new double lane bridge on the border will facilitate free trade between the two neighbouring countries. The Lagos–Mombassa trans-African highway, whose construction and…

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FEC approves N8.1bn for rehabilitation of roads in 10 States

Ø  N4.7bn for nation’s power sector The Federal Executive Council yesterday approved N8.1 billion for the rehabilitation of some roads across the country. The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, made this known when he briefed State House correspondents at the end of the Council meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja. Fashola listed the benefiting States to include: Akwa-Ibom, Anambra, Cross River, Nasarawa, Lagos, Ogun, Kogi, Edo, Yobe and Delta States, as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. Also, the Minister…

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2023: Zoning agreement should be honoured, says Fashola

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said although the issue of zoning was more of gentlemen’s agreements, it behoves on parties who entered into such agreements to honour them.  The former Governor of Lagos State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), said this while speaking to reporters covering the activities of the APC, in Abuja, yesterday.  According to him, “The Constitution decides the age at which you can contest certain offices and there is nothing in the Constitution that mentions zoning. Political parties are clubs…

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