Nigeria’s Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has revealed his plans on how to revitalize the various sectors which he is now supervising.
Fashola spoke during a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday, December 8, 2015.
“We have more power generation than is been transmitted. The Transmission Company of Nigeria says it has 142 transmission projects on-going; 45 of them at 50% completion, 22 of them can be completed within a year. This will improve power,” the minister said according to Voice of Nigeria.
Fashola also said that the government is currently focused on finishing work on roads which have reached some level of completion. He said further that 200 road contracts were stopped and revitalizing them would bring 20,000 jobs.
On housing, he said that the government plans to construct 40 blocks of 12 flats per block, in each state of the federation.
“This will give 480 flats per states. States will however, have to provide 5 to 10 hectares of land for the project,” Fashola said.
The new minister was inaugurated on November 11 along with 35 other candidates.