The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola yesterday gave a scorecard of the ministry for the eight years he has been in office under the Buhari-led administration, saying it was targeted at improving living conditions of Nigerians, and the drastic reduction of multidimensional poverty.
Presenting his scorecard with the theme: ‘Tour of Duty as HM of the Federal Republic of Nigeria: A Time and Economic Resource Report (2015-2023)” Time, at the Ministry’s Conference Hall, in Abuja, Fashola, who scored himself high on project delivery, said his strides in the ministry were hugely influenced by the ideologies of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Fashola hinted that, so far, from all the projects carried out, the ministry had been able to generate about 412,991 jobs in the works and housing sector.
He said the ministry came to meet a budget of 18 billion when he came into the ministry but that was increased by the President to 224 BN in the first year of his administration.
He also stated that over 6,000 Certificates of Ownership, Cs-of-O, were issued, adding that a total of 826 programs and projects were carried out in the power sector.
He added that in 2019 -2022, about 9,290 kilometers of roads were constructed, and about 2,270,319 linear meters of the lane were marked, including about 254,690 installed road signs.