News - Babatunde Fashola

Minister Of Power, Fashola Wants Whistle-Blowing Policy In Power Sector

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has called on the Federal Government to extend its ‘whistleblowing’ policy to the power sector to curb energy theft. Fashola made the appeal in Enugu at the 16th Power sector monthly meeting, sponsored by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company. He said that available...

House Of Reps Again Summons Adeosun

1 month ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives committee on procurement has again ordered the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun to appear before it unfailingly on May 23. Also summoned was the Minister of Works, Housing and Power, Mr Babatunde Fashola. This summon is coming after an earlier summon by the same committee which seemed to...

Fashola Inaugurates Rural Electrification Project In Zamfara

1 month ago /

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has inaugurated a rural electrification and semi-urban water project in Bakura, Talata-Mafara and Gusau Local Government Areas of Zamfara State. During the inauguration, he also reaffirmed the Federal Government’s resolve to implement the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan through the provision...

Nigeria Seeks $5.2 Billion From World Bank for Electricity

1 month ago /
Business and Economy  

Nigeria is seeking $5.2 billion from the World Bank to expand electricity generation and help the economy recover from its first contraction in 25 years.   The bank’s private-sector lending arm, the International Finance Corporation, may invest about $1.3 billion in power projects and electricity distribution companies. Its political-risk insurer, the Multilateral...

FEC Approves ₦55.7BN For Road, Aviation Contracts

1 month ago /
Transport  

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved road and aviation projects totaling N55.7 billion. The Ministers of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed and that of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, briefed State House correspondents at the...

FG To Demolish Structures Around Powerlines Nationwide

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government says it will soon embark on a nationwide demolition of structures built under high tension cables in order to forestall deaths resulting from electrocution, with Cross River as a pivot state. The Minister of Works Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, disclosed this to journalists in Calabar, the Cross...

Federal Government Not Competing With Any State – Fashola

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said the Federal Government is not competing with any state but rather working relentlessly to complement and support them to blossom for maximum development. Mr Fashola who gave this assurance during his one day working visit to Oyo state, said some abandoned...

FG To Secure Bonds For Repayment Of Cummulative Debts

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has assured that it will approach the capital market to secure bonds for the repayment of cumulative debts incurred by states on the rehabilitation of federal roads in their respective domain. The Minister for Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, made this known during a visit to the...

FEC Approves N80b For Reconstruction Of Roads Across The Country

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved N80 billion for the reconstruction of 12 federal roads across the country and simultaneously also approved contracts for roads and rail in Abuja metropolis. Both the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammad...

 

FEC Approves Funds To Boost Power, Agriculture Efficiency

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved 701 billion Naira payment assurance for power generating companies in Nigeria. The fund, kept by the Central Bank of Nigeria, is to enhance evacuation of power by the Transmission Company of Nigeria to the various power distribution companies in the country without wastage. The Minister...

FG Okays 5% Of Recovered Loot For Whistleblowers

6 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the Ministry of Finance Whistleblowing Programme that may see individuals, who voluntarily volunteers credible information on stolen or concealed funds, smiling home with between 2.5 per cent and five per cent of the funds when recovered. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed;...

Buhari To Present 2017 Budget To National Assembly Next Week

6 months ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, will present the 2017 appropriation bill to the National Assembly next week, a government official said on Wednesday. The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma, announced the plan after the Federal Executive Council meeting. He said the exact date and time for the budget presentation...

Minister Of Power Inaugurates Power Plant In Akwa Ibom

6 months ago /
Nation 

Against the backdrop of lack of electricity in some parts of the country, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has promised improved transmission across Nigeria. He was speaking during the commissioning of a 330kva power transmission station in Akwa Ibom state. The Minister said that the power plant would...

FEC Meeting: FG To approve Application From State Govts. Capable Of Taking Over FG Roads In Their States

11 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) rose from its meeting on Wednesday with a plea to states to take over the repairs and maintenance of federal roads in order to reduce the burden on the Federal Government. The appeal was made during a two-hour meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the...

Fashola Restates FG’s Commitment To Infrastructural Development

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has restated the Federal Government’s determination to develop stable power supply, good road network and affordable housing for Nigerians. This is contained in a statement made available to the Newsmen on Sunday in Abuja by the Minister’s Special Adviser (Communications), Mr...

Electricity Generation: FG To Diversify Using Nuclear Energy

1 year ago /

The Federal Government says it will diversify the nation’s electricity generation using nuclear energy. This is contained in a statement issued on Thursday by Mr Timothy Oyedeji, Director Press, Ministry of Power, Works and Housing. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola in the statement, challenged experts to...

Power supply drops by 1,589MW

1 year ago /
Entertainment 

Data obtained from the federal ministry of power and steel, power supply to households and businesses across Nigeria has plunged by 1,589.69 megawatts since the nation achieved its peak generation of 5,074.70MW on Tuesday, February 2. Subsequently, electricity supply on Sunday, February 14, dropped to 3,485MW from the 3,558.39MW generated that day. Power generation and...

2016 Budget: Don’t change our plans – Fashola tells Senate

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN  led the management team of his Ministry at the 2016 Budget Defence Session of the Senate Committee on Works with a passionate appeal that the focus and plan of the proposed plans be retained in order to achieve the...

Electricity tariff hike: NLC, TUC to shut down NERC offices nationwide Monday

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Nigeria Labour congress, NLC, and the trade union congress, TUC, have denied any planned meeting with the federal Government to stop monday nationwide protests over electricity Tariff hike. Spokesman of the NLC, Benson Ukpa confirmed this to AIT. The spokesman said both the NLC and TUC in collaboration with Civil.   Societies will...

Fashola under fire over increased electricity tariffs

1 year ago /
Nation 

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola has been criticize by the Trade Union Congress for insisting that increase in electricity tariff is the only way to enhance stable power supply in Nigeria. The union disagreed with the National Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, which announced the increase last month. According...


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