News - Babatunde Fashola

FG, Civil Society Collaborate On Power Sector Recovery Plan

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian government is engaging civil society organizations on the implementation of the power sector recovery plan. The plan, which comprises of a wide range of policy actions, operational and financial interventions is being coordinated by the federal ministry of power.

FG Denies Subsidizing Petroleum Products

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun has denied reports that the federal government is still subsidizing petroleum products, admitting that the Nigerian national petroleum corporation is importing refined products at a loss.

Fashola Unveils Electricity Master Plan

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s Minister of Power Babatunde Fashola has unveiled a 20-year transmission master plan that outlines expansion at different levels.

N42bn Contract: Fashola, Lawmakers In Faceoff Over Fraud Allegations

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Minister of Works, Housing and Power, Babatunde Fashola, has rejected allegations that the Ministry of Power fraudulently awarded an N42billion contract. The Minister made this clarification on Thursday when the joint committee summoned him to explain the role of his Ministry in the N42 billion rural electrification projects allegedly awarded...

FG Set To Boost Electricity Supply With Additional 2000 Mega Watts

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Government plans to boost electricity supply with an additional 2000 mega watts to the current distribution capacity of 5000 mega watts This follows Federal Executive Council's approval of a memo seeking to develop a framework to establish a thirty three KVA plant to energise the country's distribution network...

Herdsmen-Farmers Clashes Receiving ‘Highest Level’ Of Attention – FG

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government says the clashes between farmers and herdsmen have become a major national concern which is determined to holistically address. This is according to the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, who addressed State House correspondents on Wednesday shortly after the Federal Executive Council meeting. “The government is...

Power, Works And Housing Ministry Owes Contractors N226 Billion

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Minister of power, works and Housing Babatunde Fashola says his ministry is yet to pay 226 billion naira to contractors for road projects captured in the 2017 budget. The minister received members of the house committee on works who were at the ministry to ascertain the level of performance of...

Buhari Reveals Plan For Rail Transport, Power Supply Nationwide

1 month ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised renewed and increased focus on infrastructure, revealing plans for a better railroad transportation nationwide. The President in his New Year message on Monday morning said the Ministry of Power Works and Housing will be given increased attention as it is one of the drivers of the...

FG Considers Expansion Of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Other Projects

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved some contracts cutting across different sectors of the country. The approval was announced during the Wednesday Federal Executive Council meeting after several deliberations. Some of these contracts include the expansion of the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway, Abuja-Kano road for N155.7billion. Other roads are Ondo-Ogun and...

President Buhari Orders Increase In Pace Of Ogoni Land Clean Up

2 months ago /
Nation 

President Buhari also at Wednesday's FEC ordered those handling the clean up of polluted sites in Ogoni land in Rivers state to ensure an increase in the pace of work in all affected areas. Council also approved one point nine billion naira to procure two vessels for the Nigerian Ports Authority...

2018 Budget: Senate Committee Faults Allocation By Power Parastatal

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Senate Committee on Power, has condemned plans by the Rural Electrification Agency, a parastatal in the Ministry of Power to spend N10 billion on solar power projects in nine universities in the six geo-political zone of the country. Committee members raised concerns over the project at a 2018 budget defense...

20 Years After, FG Hands Over Marina Presidential Lodge To Lagos

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government on Tuesday completed the final handing over of the Presidential Lodge, Marina to the Lagos State Government about 20 years after the journey to actualise it commenced. Speaking at the handing over ceremony, held at the Conference Room of Federal Ministry of Works, Power and Housing in Abuja...

Works, Power And Housing Minister Officials Clash With Lawmakers

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Minister of works, power and Housing Babatunde Fashola and members of the house of representative committee on power have traded words over Mambila Hydro Project.  The minister and his team were at the committee to explain the 701 Million Naira Mabila hydro power plant among others in the power sector Their...

FG Moves To Reduce Traffic Congestion On Apapa Tin Can Island Roads

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Minister of Power, works and housing Babatunde Fashola, says the federal government is taking steps to reduce the traffic congestion on the Apapa and tin can island area of Lagos. Speaking with state house correspondents after a meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday, Fashola explained that the action...

Senate Summons Fashola Over Alleged $35m Spendings

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Senate on Wednesday began an investigation into the alleged plan by the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing to secure the release of $350m domiciled in the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority to finance electricity projects. The lawmakers specifically criticised the ministry for allegedly spending $35m out of the money on...

FG Approves 25.99 Billion Naira For Payment For Debt Owed Electricity Distribution Companies

4 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian government has approved the sum of twenty five point nine billion naira for the settlement of debts owed electricity distribution companies in Nigeria. The cost covers electricity consumed by federal government ministries, departments and agencies.  Minister of power, works and housing Babatunde Fashola told reporters after the weekly federal executive...

FG Constitutes Committee On Export Promotion

4 months ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

The federal government has constituted a national committee on export promotion. The committee is expected to support the economic diversification of the country as well as work with various institutions and states that could take ownership of export process. This was one of the decisions reached at the national economic council on...

Osinbajo Sends 136bn Naira Virement Request To Reps

7 months ago /
Nation 

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has written to the House of Representatives to request for a virement of 1365.6 billion Naira to some critical priority projects in the 2017 budget. Osinbajo had on June 12 after signing the 2017 budget said that there was an agreement between the executive and...

Osinbajo Inspects Mokka–Jebba Bridge After Collapse

7 months ago /
Nation 

The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Monday visited the site of the Mokka – Jebba bridge in Kwara State for an on-the-spot assessment. He was accompanied by the Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello and the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola. The bridge had collapsed in June, following...

Resign If You Can’t Cope – Senate Tells Fashola

7 months ago /
Nation 

The Senate Committee on Appropriation yesterday asked the Works, Power and Housing Minister, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, to resign if he could not cope with the responsibilities of his ministry. After being briefed at a plenary session by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation, Danjuma Goje, on the utterances of Fashola, the...


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