Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s determination to fixing infrastructural deficit was already yielding positive results.
Fashola, who disclosed this yesterday while inspecting the federal government’s National Housing Projects located in Dukpai Area of Gwagwalada, Abuja, said that the developmental projects scattered across the country in the area of works, housing and power, had created desired jobs for Nigerians.
The minister disclosed that the projects were testimonies and justification of the huge budgetary provisions allotted to his ministry since the inception of the present administration.
Fashola said: “I think you have heard from Fidelis and Ibrahim, who essentially were unemployed before this project started, who have found employment from one of our contractors on this block of 24 flats.
“The Buhari administration’s infrastructure commitment is actually getting to where it should get to, in the hands of real and ordinary people like Fidelis and Ibrahim as carpenters, who represent those people. The project foreman, the 30 labourers mixing cements and other ordinary people who may never get to see the President but he is impacting their lives by his policies and programmes.
In her remarks, the team leader for the project, Mrs. Fashoranti Toyin, appealed to the minister to liaise with his counterpart in charge of the Federal Capital Territory to allocate land closer to the city centre for the second phase of the projects.