The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola has revealed that the Federal Government is concentrating on infrastructure development to get the country out of its worse economic recession in 25 years.
The minister said the plan, in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s vision is to develop the nation’s infrastructure which will improve the economy, boost commercial activities and bring the nation out of its worse economic recession.
“We have to fulfill Mr President’s mandate to get this economy out of recession and set it on the path of inclusive growth where money trickles down to the most vulnerable people”.
Fashola while explaining further, sited an example of a family who’s husband is a site artisan and the wife retails food to workers on site, stressing that such development will gainfully employ indigenes of states where projects are ongoing.
According to him, “We cannot bring workers from Abuja to do a job in Lagos or Ogun State, it is the workers in the state that will be employed to do these jobs, and that will help bring income to them and to others benefiting”.
The Minister stressed that the humoungous opportunities for various artisans in every state receiving the infrastructural touch and renewed commitment of the Federal Government towards creating opportunities to local construction professionals.
He also reiterated government’s role in training of artisans with an economic programme.
“There must be an economic programme and that programme is the infrastructural renewal that puts everybody to work from the architects to those who really build” the minister shared.
By Akinkunmi Obakeye
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