Fashola Makes His First Speech As Minister

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Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing hit the ground running by going to the Ministry of Power immediately after his inauguration.

The former Lagos State Governor said in a speech to the staff of the ministry that Nigerians had waited long enough to get power, hence, the Federal Government had no choice than to deliver.

Speaking when he assumed office yesterday, he said his thoughts were on how to bring together processes and activities of all the ministries under his supervision for effective service delivery.

Fashola assured the Ministry’s leadership of his willingness to learn from them, describing them as “career people” who had been on the job for a long time.

“We want information on what has been done, what remained to be done, and what are the future plans, we want to continue from there,” he said.

He said he was also interested on how best to harness the available human resource and the physical assets in the ministry. According to him, the information he seeks will assist as the administration hits the ground running, and that “we need to do more so as to regain lost time.”

Also speaking, the Minister of State, Power, Works and Housing, Mustapha Baba Shehuri, demanded for a detailed ministerial briefing document to serve as a guide for “proper take-off.”

Responding, the Director, Human Resources, Mrs. Grace Papka, gave copies of the requested documents to the two Ministers, in addition to a time-table for proposed briefings by departments and agencies in the power sector.



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