FG Restates Commitment To Developing Power, Other Sectors

Channels Television  
Updated February 3, 2018

The Federal Government has restated its commitment to using the development of the power sector as a catalyst for the overall transformation of different critical sectors of the nation’s economy.

The Minister for Power, Works and Housing Mr Babatunde Fashola made this known on Friday after inspecting the Azura and Ihovbor power plant projects in Edo state.

Fashola said the Federal Government is eager to create jobs and make the economy better hence the heavy investments in the energy sector.

He also said the Azura Power Plant is a clear example of how the Federal Government has resolved to encourage private investors to do business in the country.

“I am truly impressed with the level of work being done here, this project had been started before this administration came on board but suffered a lot of setbacks, but this government has encouraged the project to take off and as you can see, energy is already being produced and will soon be evacuated to the national grid.”

The minister who also inspected the Ehor section of the Benin-Lokoja road dualization project, maintained that the current administration is doing everything possible to ease the suffering of Nigerians.

He also noted that the contractors handling the section of the road have promised to keep working through the seasons so as to meet the deadline.

“The contractors have been paid and so will not have any reason not to deliver. This project is now funded from the 100-billion naira Sukuk bond,” he stressed.