News - Babatunde Fashola

Mokwa/Jebba Road Temporarily Reopened To Traffic.

6 days ago /
Nation 

Mokwa/ Jebba road is now temporarily open to traffic as palliative repairs have been effected on the collapsed bridge while permanent repairs are been worked on. 

FG To Collaborate With NASS To End Estimated Billing Of Electricity Consumers

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Minister Of Power, Works And Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, on monday said the executive arm of Government would in collaboration with the Federal Legislature push to end the practice of estimated billing of consumers by the 11 electricity distribution companies (DISCOS) in Nigeria.

Expect More Power Disruptions – Power, Works And Housing Minister

1 week ago /
Nation 

Nigerians should expect to see some levels of disruption in electricity supplies to their homes and offices as the rains continue to fall across the country, The Minister Of Power, Works And Housing,  Babatunde Fashola said on Monday.

House Of Reps Insists On Abrogation Of Estimated Billing For Electricity

1 week ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's House of Representatives committee on power has insisted that the practice of estimated billing of electricity consumers by electricity Distribution Company be abrogated and criminalized. 

FG Assures Of Funding For Ongoing Projects

4 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Government  of Nigeria has made funds available to ensure that all ongoing federal projects across the country are completed in record time.

Ministry Of Power To End Power Shortage In North-East

1 month ago /
Nation 

Minister of Power, Works, and Housing, Babatunde Fashola says President Muhhamadu Buhari has directed his Ministry to resolve the lingering power crisis in the North-East region before the end of the  year following the destruction of power installations by activities of the insurgents in the area.

FG Boosts Power Supply In Abia State

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has inaugurated two transmission substations in Umuahia and aba as part of efforts to improve power supply in Abia state.

CSO Roundtable Slam Jumbo Pay For Legislators

2 months ago /

The Jumbo emoluments earned by serving legislators has attracted some concerns and this time attention is drawn to the negative effect it is having on the development of the states.

Works Minister Fashola Warns Against Violation Of Road Regulations

3 months ago /
Nation 

Nigeria wants heavy duty trucks and other road users to operate within stipulated road safety laws and avoid overloading which constitutes a barrier to long-lasting roads.

Ariaria Market Set For Electricity Provision

3 months ago /
Business and Economy  

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola says the Federal Government will provide electricity for over 39,000 shops in Ariaria International Markets, Aba in Abia before the end of the year.

National Assembly Calls For Suspension Of World Bank Risk Agreements

3 months ago /
Nation 

The National assembly’s joint committees on power have called for the suspension of world bank partial risk agreements in the country over its effect on Nigeria’s debt profile pending when it investigates the matter.  

Fashola Warns Contractors Against Substandard Work On Federal Roads

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Minister of Power Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola,  has warned contractors handling various ongoing federal road projects across the country against indulging in substandard work to avoid having their contract revoked.

FG, Civil Society Collaborate On Power Sector Recovery Plan

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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

5 months 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

5 months 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

5 months 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

5 months 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...


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