Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, on Monday, called on the National Assembly to quickly amend the procurement law.
The minister made the call at the public presentation of compendium entitled, ‘Proof of infrastructure delivery across Nigeria’, four-year special reports of the Federal Ministry Of Power, Works And Housing, in Abuja.
He said the existing procurement law excludes the people at the base of the nation’s economy, urging the National Assembly to quickly do something to amend the law.
“What we are now focused on is how to aggressively implement the Federal Executive Council approval for national maintenance. And we are starting with our offices in Abuja and other parts of the country. It is aggressive maintenance to improve the life value of the assets and also to create jobs. So it is by repairing toilets, fixing doors, items and furnitures, replacing fittings, painting buildings.
“We will be deliberately reach the most vulnerable people, people that President Buhari remains totally committed about, marsons, carpenters, plumbers, electricians.
And they are the dedicated supporters of the President. Please let us do something about that.”
Fashola said as at April 13, 2019, his ministry had signed 1417 consents and 2400 Certificates of Ownership, C of Os, adding that some of the people who got their C of Os had paid for their lands since 1990s but were not given documentations.
He noted that substantial achievements have made in power sector as electricity supply is going up while cost of running generators are coming down across the country.