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Minister of Works and Housing Officials Must Work As A Team – Fashola

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has begged top officials of the ministry to be united to achieve more successes.

BRF revealed this at the 7th Top Management Retreat for Directors, Heads of Units and Chief Executive Officers of the ministry today in Gombe.

According to him, working as a team is important for the kind of development that will affect Nigerians positively.

He added that completing road projects in the country is key as it would help motorists to save cash on fuel and allow them to save more for the future.

His words, “I want us to focus on why we should work as a team to achieve more progress.

“For us in the works sector, just imagine what will happen if we complete some of the roads project that we are executing now.

“This will help motorists to save money on fuel and time as well a give other opportunities for people to save money for prosperity.”

Mohammed Bukar, Permanent Secretary, Works and Housing added, “It will also serve as a forum for working out strategies for completion of all projects, especially those that have reached appreciable level.

“This will contribute to national development and support government’s aspiration to achieve its goal of inclusive growth and lifting a vast number of our people out of poverty.”

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Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN is a Nigerian lawyer and politician who is currently the Federal Minister of Works and Housing. He served two terms as Governor of Lagos State from May 29, 2007 to May 29, 2015. As a candidate of the Action Congress party, now known as the All Progressives Congress, Fashola succeeded Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on 14 April, 2007, and was sworn in on 29 May, 2007. Fashola was re-elected on 26 April, 2011. On November 11th 2015, he was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari to be the Minister of Power, Works and Housing; he was reappointed Minister of Works & Housing on the 21st of August 2019.

Babatunde Raji Fashola of Yoruba origin, from Lagos, was born in Lagos on 28 June, 1963. He attended Birch Freeman High school Lagos and Igbobi College Lagos. He studied Law at the University of Benin from where he graduated with a Bachelor of Laws, LL.B.(Hon), degree in 1987.

He is married to Mrs. Abimbola Fashola and they have two children.

Fashola was Chief of Staff to his predecessor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Fashola had during his tenure as Chief of Staff also dubbed as the Honourable Commissioner to the Governor’s office. Babatunde Fashola was the first person to hold both offices simultaneously.

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