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‘National Infrastructure Maintenance Programme Will Boost Job Creation’



The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has urged top management officials and Heads of Parastatals under the Ministry to see the service from the point of national conscience for the nation to truly experience good governance and prosperity.

According to a press release from the ministry, the Minister gave the charge in a keynote address at the 6th Edition of the Top Management Retreat for Directors, Chief Executives of Parastatals and Agencies, as well as Heads of Units under the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing held in Owerri, Imo State.

He thanked members of the Top Management Team and other staff of the ministry for their commitment to the successes recorded during the 2018 Yuletide season in the provision of adequate palliative measures in both the road and power sectors by sustaining power supply and ensuring improvement in bad road conditions occasioned by excessive rainfall and flooding leading to road washouts, numerous potholes, damaged transformers and felling of electric poles and power lines.

The minister who stated that Nigerians want energy, motorable roads and affordable houses across the nation and “we are privileged to provide these essential services”, urged members of the Top Management Team to be proactive and ready to work harder as the rainy season is already setting in.

Fashola expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for his gracious approval of the National Infrastructure Maintenance Programme for all public buildings in the country.

, adding that this will open windows of employment and job creation for the teeming population of unemployed youths and artisans such as Carpenters, Electricians, Welders among others.

The 2-day retreat with the theme, Re-Inventing Governance for National Prosperity, which kicked off on the 22nd and ended 23rd March, 2019, witnessed four- paper presentations on topical issues such as Re-Inventing Governance for a Sustained Prosperous Nation; Enhancing Capacity Building Process in the Nigerian Power Sector for National Prosperity; Re-Inventing Governance for National Prosperity; and Corruption: The Bane of Good Governance.