Babatunde Fashola, the former Minister of Power, Works and Housing, while speaking during Monday’s ministerial screening stated that federal projects were currently ongoing in every state in Nigeria.
The former Governor of Lagos State stated this during his ministerial screening on the floor of the Senate.
While speaking on his achievement while in office he stated that at the time he left office, his ministry was working on different road projects.
“During my first term as minister of power, we recovered 720 containers of electricity equipment abandoned at ports”
“In our closing report, there was no state that were not executing a federal project.”
“We also had roads that decongested and led to ports.”
Fashola also said that states are empowered by the law to generate and distribute power.
“Since privatisation occurred, the ministry of power ceased to be a major player in the sector. We only deal with regulatory issues now” he said.
Recall that the Senate on Wednesday last week commenced the screening of the ministerial list forwarded to the Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari.