Fashola assumes duty, promises to provide quality leadership




Mr. Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Works and Housing has stated that he would provide leadership that will incorporate everybody in the Ministry so that together we can reduce poverty, fight corruption and further grow the economy.
He gave the assurance on Wednesday when he assumed duty at Mabushi headquarters of the ministry alongside the Minister of State, Abubakar Aliyu, an engineer. 
According to Fashola, “The mandate of Mr. President is very clear, it is derived from the people of Nigeria, and he wants us to work as a team to take Nigerians out of poverty irrespective religion or tribe.”
Continuing, the Minister said, “the fortune of the nation is defined by the professionals and the creative ways they apply themselves in the Service”. 
He therefore called on professionals in the sector to apply cost saving initiatives, adding that the resources of the nation are not enough to do all the works we need to do. 
“ We need to cut waste, cost and make choices, this way we will be contributing our part in creating a better life for the people of Nigeria,” he said.
On his part, the Minister of State, Works and Housing, Abubakar Aliyu  promised to work with the Minister and the entire staff of the Ministry amicably to advance the course of Mr. President in moving the nation to the next level.
“I am not bringing anything new, i am going to work closely with the minister so that we can move the ministry and the country forward”, He said.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mohammed Burkar on behalf of the Ministry thanked Mr. President for the confidence he has in the Minister for reappointing him to the Ministry of Works and Housing. 
“On behalf of the entire staff, I congratulate the Minister for his well-deserved reappointment. We give gratitude to God and Mr. President for your reappointment to continue your good work”, he said.
Speaking further, Burkar said that the Ministry has some of the best, dedicated, patriotic and hardworking Civil Servants adding that collectively, the Officers of the Ministry are a reservoir of experience, expertise and professionalism. “We pledge to place these attributes at the disposal of the Ministers and at the service of the Ministry and the nation at large”, he said.




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