Works minister visits Anambra, inspects FG projects


Babatunde Fashola, minister of Works and Chris Ngige, Labour minister, jointly inspects federal government projects in Anambra State


BABATUNDE Fashola, the minister of Power, Works and Housing, on Sunday, December 9 visited Anambra State to inspect the ongoing Federal Government road projects in the state.

Fashola came in company of Chris Ngige, the minister of Labour and Productivity.

Some of the projects visited included the completed Zik Mausoleum, which had been under construction since the past 22 years.

The minister also inspected the ongoing construction of Umunya axis on the Enugu-Onitsha expressway, as well as the ongoing federal government secretariat complex, Awka.

Addressing newsmen after the inspection, Fashola said that President Mohammed Buhari was determined to deliver every FG project within the time frame of his administration.

He expressed satisfaction at the standard of work done at the mausoleum, saying it would add to the political history of South East.

The minister commended the contractor, while stating that the internal and external works had been completed.

He observed that the dilapidated Umunya axis would be completed by May 2019.

On the federal secretariat, Awka, Fashola said that the project was awarded since 2012 by the past administration.

Fashola, who said the project could have been completed, attributed it to delays in passing of budget and protracted recess by the Senate.

While promising speedy attention, he reaffirmed that the present administration of Buhari was ready to deliver on course.

Ngige noted that it was in fulfilment of president Buhari’s campaign promises, which he (Buhari) had vowed to deliver all federal government projects in South East.

Ngige expressed regret that South East had been denied democratic dividends by previous administrations, saying the present government of APC, would rewrite the political narrative of South East states.

The contractor handling the Federal Secretariat, Awka, Mr Cosmas Oguguo said the project was 90 per cent completed.

He, however, promised to deliver in a month’s time depending on the level of mobilisation by the FG.

The secretariat complex, when completed, would house about 450 offices, conference hall, exhibition hall and banks. BE

– Dec. 12, 2018 @ 16:35 GMT |

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