The Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Bashir Nura Alkali, has reiterated the Federal Government’s determination to successfully complete and commission highway infrastructure projects across the country on schedule.
Alkali said this in Kano, Kano State at the meeting of Permanent Secretaries at the on-going 28th Meeting of the National Council on Works with the theme, “Infrastructure, The Season of Completion.”
This was contained in a statement signed by the Director Press and Public Relations of the Ministry, Blessing Lere-Adams, in Abuja, on Wednesday.
Alkali explained that the timing of the Council meeting was very auspicious and apt as it affords the delegates opportunity to think through and make necessary arrangements, meaningful contributions as well as take critical steps to ensure that road infrastructure projects are completed on time and commissioned.
He said, “In order to ensure that the target of completing and commissioning of these projects is achieved, it has become necessary for all stakeholders to consider and provide creative and contemporary ideas and policy suggestions that will support the attainment of the above target.”
Alkali reminded the Permanent Secretaries that they are expected to have the objectives of the National Development Plan 2021 – 2025 in mind as they look at ways of ensuring that road projects are completed and commissioned in order to galvanize national growth and sustainability.
He said the recommendations of the meeting should focus on restoring economic growth, the ease of doing business, investing in our people and creating a competitive economy through the provision of good road networks across the country.
The Permanent Secretary also charged his colleagues to ensure that money spent on roads and bridges improves the economy and imparts on the citizens positively.
He further said, “I must quickly thank our host, the Governor of Kano State, His Excellency Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, OFR (Khadimul Islam) and the good people of Kano State for the gesture of receiving us to deliberate on this crucial theme.