By Mashe Umaru Gwamna Abuja
The Minister of Power Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has assured of the federal government readiness to link Ebonyi and Camerooon boarder roads, which will facilitated international trade for the southern Eastern States.
Fashola made the disclosure when a paid a courtesy call to Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi saying the president Buhari’s administration was willing to work with all state governments irrespective of their party affiliations or ethnic divide.
The Minister was on a three-day working inspection tour of Federal Government projects in the South East zone of the country.
In his response, Gov. Umahi thanked the Minister for his visit and pleaded with the Minister to facilitate the payment of fund owed his state, which was incurred for maintaining the Federal roads within his domain.
A statement signed by the Henry David For Director 🙁 Information) said Fashola also paid courtesy calls to Governors of Ebonyi State, Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and Anambra State, Chief Willi Obiano,
While at the Enugu Government house, the Minister enjoined the Governor to work in mutual cooperation with Electric Distribution Company of Nigeria (DISCO) towards having regular supply of power as Federal Government has provided a window for states and corporate bodies to buy power directly. He also added that the window also provides for individual or state production of private power up to 1 megawatt without conditions attached.
Similarly, in Anambra State, the Minister gave account of all the Federal Government projects he had inspected in the state, and on the indebtedness of Federal Government to the state on Road maintenance, the Minister said that what is left is appropriation from the National Assembly. He, however, warned that states must observe due process before they embark on rehabilitation of Federal roads to avoid loss of their investment.
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