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Today In ABUJA, The Minister Of Power, Works And Housing, Raji Fashola Holds Media Briefing To Give Progress Report. Read The Highlights

HIGHLIGHTS FROM HONORABLE MINISTER FASHOLA’s PRESS BRIEFING ON NOVEMBER 12, 2018.

– November 10th 2018 makes exactly three years since I was appointed as Minister of Power, Works and Housing by H.E President Buhari to run the newly merged Ministry. – Fashola

– We have walked our talk and recorded tremendous success. Although there are still people we have not reached but it is indisputable that we have delivered on Incremental Power Supply.

– Surveys conducted by National Bureau Of Statistics show improved power supply and less money spent on fueling generators.

– A Nigerian sent me a text recently. He said he spent 5 hours from lagos to warri by road and this wasn’t the case under previous administrations where the same journey took a whole day to complete.

– The ministry has projects ongoing in every single state of the federation and the FCT.

– We are working with the Chinese to build the Mambilla Hydropower Project and model it after the Three Gorges Dam in China

– Data:
Total Km of Roads Constructed in 2017- 488km.

Total Km of Roads Rehabilitated in 2017- 256km
Number of Personnel – 31,227

Total Km of Roads Constructed as at Nov 2018: 497km

Total Km of Roads Rehabilitated as at Nov 2018- 224km
Number of Personnel – 30,402

– The ministry’s 6-year plan for the construction of Mambilla Hydropower Dam will require about 31,240,000 bags of cement, 42,000 metric tons of steel, 18,981,000 metric tons of granite, stones, sand.

– There are 365 roads presently under construction and some awarded as far back as 2001, and 121 awarded by President Buhari led administration

– we have improved on what we met, by increasing generation from 4000 MW to 7000 MW, transmission from 5000 MW to 7000 MW and distribution from 2690 MW to 5,222 MW

– Generation from Kaduna: 215MW, Afam IV: 240MW, Kashimbilla 40MW, Gurara 30MW, Dadinkowa 29MW, power for 9 universities, 15 markets and 2 big Hydro power plants of 700MW in Zungeru and 3,050MW in Mambilla.

– We have done over 90 transmission projects nationwide with Apo, Mayo Belwa, Damaturu, Maiduguri, Odogunyan and Ejigbo being recently completed ones.

– Although there are still people we have not reached, although there are still disruptions from time to time, it is indisputable that we have delivered on incremental power.

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