Former Lagos State governor and the Minister for Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola has admitted that the Buhari led administration hasn’t done enough on infrastructure development.
Fashola while receiving an Award of Recognition by the Association of Indigenous Construction Contractors of Nigeria as a result of the regular payment of the Federal Government’s contractors in the last one and a half years said the ministry was already working on setting up an infrastructure maintenance framework.
The minister, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Communications, Hakeem Bello said he hopes the 2019 budget will put a sizeable global maintenance budget for the first time and see how to engage labour and contracting companies to help grow the economy,” he explained.
He said if indigenous contractors were adequately patronised and made to participate increasingly in the industry, capital flight cases would drop by as much as 60 per cent.
“Our mission is in line with Mr. President’s Executive Order 5 that clearly supports the participation of indigenous construction contractors by the government by way of commitment to patronage,” Osifeso was quoted as saying.