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Ministry of works generates N13.098trn in revenue since 2015—Fashola

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Not less than N13trn has been generated into the federal coffers by the Ministry of Works and Housing, Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola has said.

He said the amount of N13,098,476,244.22 was generated between January 2015 and March 2023.

Fashola said the various works and housing projects which witness the engagement of 383,431 personnel to be able to deliver 9,290.34 roads translated to a huge boost to the economy.

He said these were facilitated by one hundred and sixty eight memos advanced by the Federal Government, led by the All Progressives Congress Party (APC) for the delivery of roads and Houses in the last four year spanning 2019 – 2023.

According to the Minister, the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a party cannot be scammed because it is detailed in it’s progressive approaches to development.

The minister said of the 168 memos which emanated from the Ministry of Works and Housing covering the Works and Housing sectors in 155 emanated from the works sector, while 13 others are from the housing sector and got the approval of the federal executive council.

He said the memo represented the deliberate and progressives measures taken to better the Nigerian infrastructure space.

Fashola pointed out that another major feat it recorded in the Eight years at the ministry was the digitization of the land registry which witnessed uploading of over 50,000 files.

He said we have successfully have “50,000 files scanned in cumulatively, translating to 2,478,400 pages of documents and that is now live and ready to go.

“So that I will not be carrying those Ghana must go bags to my house every weekend for signing.

According to him: “Our successor, whoever those maybe, will gain largely for it.

“Again, that will improve the transaction time, some of the things that used to take three months to process can now happen in 24hrs, the minister stated.

Fashola said these actions would greatly improve the economy through  time efficiency.

“Again subject, that to multidimensional poverty index, subject that to improve the human condition and subject that to the three way test and see if it passes that test,” He said.


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