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Over 400,000 Jobs Created On Construction Of Roads, Houses In 8 Years – Fashola



The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, says the ministry created over 400,000 direct and indirect jobs during the course of construction of different projects across the country.

The minister during a media presentation of his tour of duty from 2015-2023, said the government was able to embark on massive infrastructural projects in the country after jerking the budget from N18bn to N200bn in 2016.

Fashola stated that N13bn was generated by the ministry during the period from over 6,000 certificates of ownership, issued, adding that a total of 826 programmes and projects were carried-out in the power sector.

He said in 2019 -2022, about 9,290 kilometres of roads were constructed, and about 2,270,319 linear metres of lane marked, including about 254,690 installed road signs.

While assuring that some of the legacy projects of the administration that were under construction have been completed, he said the government prioritized the Abuja-Kaduna-Kano Road, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and the Second Niger Bridge due to their significance and their neglect over the years.


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