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October 17, 2019

FG To Initiate A National Cooperative Housing Scheme For Informal Sector – Fashola
* Minister commends the innovativeness of promoters as he unveils Prefabricated Assembly and Installation Building Facility in Abuja
* Says objective is to use cooperatives as a driving force in the countrys Housing programme
* Pledges governments support for initiatives that promote national housing
* Urges caution over the repetition of a housing deficit figure that is unfounded

The Federal Government plans to initiate a National Cooperative Housing Scheme in the country as a provision to bring the informal Sector into the nation’s Housing Programme, the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, has said in Abuja.

Fashola, who spoke at the unveiling of Karmod Nigeria Limited’s Pre-Fabricated Assembly and Installation Building facility in Abuja, said the objective was to use cooperatives as a driving force in the country’s Housing programme adding that their success in markets, in transportation and Agriculture, among other areas of the economy would be an incentive to achieve success in the sector.

The Minister, who said the government would also leverage on the successes and numerical strength of the cooperatives manifested in the many unions and associations they have in every state of the country, added that they would be mobilized under the aegis of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria to obtain loans to develop their own houses according to their tastes and preferences.

Cooperatives which would be eligible to participate in the scheme, the Minister said, would be those “who are properly registered, who have their trustees and leaderships to act for them, who have their own lands and who convey an approval  of the type of house they want so that they won’t be stranded”. 

“We will tell them to get a planned approval for land in which ever state so that it won’t become a slum. We will work with that state’s government to ensure that access roads are built; we will give them development loans to give Real Estate developers so that you build for yourself and contribute the counterpart fund to finish. In this way we will achieve the scheme”, he said.

Fashola said the Next Level Agenda of the present administration encompasses policies and programmes that are people oriented and are meant to consolidate and sustain the achievements made in the last four years in all sectors of the economy adding that policies like the Eligible Customer and the Off-Grid initiative have enabled private businesses to source their own power either directly from generation companies or independent of the national grid as done by Messrs Karmod Nigeria Limited.

“If you follow the trajectory of government plans, Housing and Consumer Credit, this is one of the major objectives of this government in its Next Level Agenda; Agro development, food production, processing, manufacturing and transport infrastructure – Roads, Rail, Airports and Seaports, Education and Healthcare. These are the major focal areas of this government”, the Minister said.

He commended the Chairman of the Company, Mr. Hakeem Shagaya, for investing in Housing saying in so far as it seeks to boost housing development in the country, the investment “sits appropriately within the focal area of the government which is Housing and Consumer Credit”.

“In the past, government has made policies that support direct access for small , medium and large agencies to take their own power directly from generating companies under the policy of Eligible Customer”, he said adding that the decision by the company to adopt Off-Grid supply was also a major policy shift of the Buhari Administration in the last three years; “promoting direct and independent power development so that business clusters can come together, develop their own grid, share it subject to licensing by the regulator; and so also can market clusters”.

Also congratulating the Chairman of Karmod International, Mr. Mesut Cankaya from Turkey “for bringing the investment to Nigeria”, Fashola, who told him that as government, from local, state and federal government, “Nigeria is  ready to do business”, assure him of government’s support, not only at the Federal level but also at the municipal level “to enable you plant your foot and expand your business”.

Describing the investment in pre-fabrication method of building houses as “an innovation into Housing development”, which, according to him, “proposes an alternative method of building houses”, Fashola said the innovation was welcome; adding , “innovation is the driver of growth; it is the driver of prosperity and we are ready to partner with you”.

The Minister, however, tasked the Chairman and his team to engage in aggressive marketing “to persuade the end users to change what has become an acquired taste” adding that this would be expedient because taste and preferences in the choice of houses differ from country to country, from community to community and even from culture to culture.

“In some countries you see people building with timber; in other places they prefer burnt brick and in some other places they have adopted container type buildings. In all of this and at the end of the day no one can successfully prescribe that this is the method of Housing that people must all adopt”, he said adding that the transformation or acceptability was often slow and informed by culture, experience and other social indices.

He recalled some places where government had suddenly tried to move people from mud houses and the project had been developed but with no consultation and preparation adding that the people chose to ignore those houses and refused to move. He told the Chief Executive, “So it is now where the product can meet the market and that will be the challenge to you and your team how to make this an acceptable method of building”.

The Minister noted, however, that with the growing population of young people who, according to him, “are ready to go and who do not require too much space to operate in”, it would not be too burdensome to find a market for the type of building, adding that the young people would more readily accept such innovation than the older generation.

“We must accept that we have a growing large population of young people. We will also accept that we cannot live the same way. Their needs have changed, they do not need too much space. Their world is reduced to their laptops. They want to get up and go”, he said adding that all of the planning in infrastructure development must take cognizance of the need of the young generation.

Fashola promised that if the company could find ready market, government was positioned to respond. He declared, “But whatever you do, if the rubber (product) meets the road (market )and you close the deal, again, apart from infrastructure, government is positioned to respond”.

“We have the Federal Mortgage Bank that is managing the Housing Fund. The director is here; and every month they disburse a substantial amount of money from contributions made by contributors to help people access housing, to help people develop estates”, he said adding that it would be in the common interest of every Nigerian to open an account with the Federal Mortgage Bank because, according to him, “once we do, we will very likely benefit from it”.

Dismissing the much touted 17 million as Nigeria’s housing deficit, Fashola, who said he had investigated all the quoted sources of that figure, including the World Bank, declared, “Where did the 17 million figure come from”, adding that according to the Nigerian Bureau of Statistic survey, the actual figure of Nigeria’s households stand between 35 and 40 million households nationwide.

“Let us assume that one family lives in one house and you are saying that 17 million is the deficit; that means that more than half of Nigeria’s population is homeless. Is it a reality?”, he said adding that there was need to think through the issue and plan with the correct numbers so as to get the market right while the investment would also be sustainable and could deliver from the profit returns.

Maintaining that the 17 million housing deficit was unfounded, Fashola disclosed that the Ministry of Works and Housing has set up a team, and is hiring research companies to go round major urban centres to do an audit as a sample of how many houses have been virtually unoccupied for six months and above. “That will tell us whether we should be producing more or change strategy”, he said.

During a short interaction with newsmen after inspecting the Karmod Prefabrication facility, Fashola, who reiterated that it was an innovation in the Built Industry, declared, “It is innovation by young people; it’s  innovation that brings investment into Nigeria, it is innovation that brings business and progress. And, therefore, government recommends it as part of its business expansion along with the  economic opportunities that it brings”.

“So it sits very well with one of the key objectives of the government in terms of housing development and consumer credit. Every house creates a demand for finance. And potentially every mortgage being signed deepens our access to credit for people”, the Minister said.

Noting that the framework of the prefabricated building he just commissioned within the company’s premises was made from 12 shipping containers and finished with cement boards and other materials, the Minister reiterated that if the product found acceptability and the company was able to roll it out, government would give support through the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria.

“To my right here is one of the directors of the Federal Mortgage Bank who is saying that if they find buyers who are ready to off-take  and there is a market and those buyers are willing to bank with the FMBN that will elicit for them an opportunity to get  mortgage finance credit”, he said, adding, “So, we are, in a sense as government, with policies and programmes, taking demand to the market and enabling entrepreneurship flourish”.

Earlier, in his welcome address, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company, Mr. Hakeem Shagaya, said the company was established five years ago in partnership with a Turkish company with the objective of helping to bridge the nation’s housing deficit  which he put at about 17 million adding that in order to address the problem the company has adopted the simple philosophy of fast production, fast execution and fast assembly.

Also present at the occasion which took place at the company’s premises at Plot 3075, along Kubwa Expressway, included Chairman, Karmod International, Mr. Mesut Cankaya and renowned entrepreneur Alhaja Bola Shagaya, among other Stakeholders in the Built Industry as well as top officials from the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing.

Infrastructure Renewal: Nigeria Will Sing A New Song Soon – Fashola * Says with the massive renewal of roads, bridges, rails, airports and seaports  “in the shortest possible time Nigerians will sing a new song” * Better experience in movement of goods and services will translate to industrial growth and development - Minister * Notes that with increase in food production, Nigeria now supplies not only to local but also international markets * Advocated reforms of UN rules and regulations to meet current global challenges The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, has said that with the Federal Government’s commitment to renewal of infrastructure across the country, Nigeria would sing a new song soon in terms of ease of movement and doing business. Fashola, who made the declaration while playing host to a United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) delegation led by the Representative to ECOWAS and Regional Director, Nigeria Regional Hub, Mr. Jean Bakole, who paid a courtesy visit to him, said the massive renewal of the nation’s roads, bridges, rails, airports and seaports meant that “in the shortest possible Nigerians will sing a new song”. The Minister, who noted that work has already started in those areas across the country, pointed out that most of the infrastructure have already been upgraded while some roads have been either completed or nearing completion in most areas adding that in those sections where work has been completed, movement of goods and services have become easier as being testified to by commuters. According to the Minister, although some of the road projects are yet to start those already completed have brought with them better travel experience in terms of the ease of doing business adding that better experience in movement of goods and services would translate to industrial growth and development. He said the Government was also focusing on  Science, Education as critical purveyors of development adding that already the seeds were being sown under the nation’s broad Educational policy and its Social Investment programme that empowers the youth to go and teach in those areas. Fashola said Government’s commitment to Agriculture was also yielding results in terms of increase in food production such as rice, cereal and others adding that although the price of food was still high, it was expected to come down significantly as supply increased. The Minister said, with the increase in food production, Nigeria was now supplying not only to local markets but to international markets such as the North and Central African sub-regions, adding that as supply increased the Government would want to see more value added. “We want to see more projects in manufacturing and all of that. Those are at the heart of helping the economy grow in Small and Medium businesses”, the Minister said adding that because of the understanding of their capacities and their contribution to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) the Small and Medium businesses were   being supported by clear government policies through institutions like the Bank of Industries and Ministry of Trade and Investments. Also, according to the Minister, the Ministry of Finance is also developing Fiscal policies to give relief to them in terms of the way they pay their taxes adding that such relief could be seen in the way the current increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) was structured by the President in favour of the small businesses whom, he said, “are clearly under the protective custody of Mr. President”. Assuring that all the projects would soon come to fruition to give Nigerians a better future, Fashola said in terms of building an industrial base in this country, President Muhammadu Buhari was very clear where his priorities lay adding that those were the priorities that formed the basis of his Campaign promises to the electorates. He listed the priorities to include tackling corruption which, he noted, “is inimical to prosperity, improving the economy to deliver prosperity and to improve security, the lack of which, he also noted, “is inimical to industrial development”. Also embedded in the promises, he said, is to develop and renew the country’s infrastructure “which is very important for business efficiency, growth and productivity”. “The truth is that the rate at which our household has grown has not been matched by the rate at which our infrastructure is growing and this administration understands that. The Nigerian household has grown and we need to build a new infrastructure not only to accommodate those who are currently in the house but those who are on their way”, the Minister said. Fashola, who expressed the hope that with the ongoing massive infrastructure renewal the nation would emerge from its present economic situation to a better and prosperous nation, however, added that there is always a distance between policy articulation, policy implementation and the results. “But policy has been articulated, implementation is being undertaken and results lie at the horizon and the end”, he said. Thanking the UNIDO delegation for the courtesy of the visit, Fashola said Nigeria has clearly embraced partnerships with the United Nations Organization and its affiliates adding that  recent proof of such collaboration was demonstrated by the President’s  personal attendance at the just concluded United Nations General Assembly as well as  embracing other collaborative programmes of the world body. The Minister, however, advocated a reform in the United Nations rules and regulations pointing out that the existing rules and regulations have become obsolete and could no longer meet the present challenges. “Everybody knows that the UN has come a long way and many of its foundational rules and regulations and development programmes clearly need an upgrade”, the Minister said noting that the world is moving faster and changing much more rapidly.  “The UN Charter for example needs reforms to bring them in conformity with today’s global challenges if it must continue to fulfill the obligations for which it was created”, he said. Responding to the introductory remarks of the leader of the delegation, Fashola expressed delight at the amount ($60million USD) which the UNIDO has mapped out for investment in about nine sectors in the country. He, however, advised that instead of spreading the amount on so many areas it would be more beneficial to invest it in two or three critical areas that would be more impactful to the needs of the people. “Sixty million USD is a huge amount of money. But it is not the money that is the issue but how it is being used. My thoughts are that instead of spreading this money thin over a large area, as you said, why not use it on one or two projects that could be impactful to the people”, he said suggesting that the money could be invested in a massive industrial complex “that becomes an example in Africa”. Earlier in his remarks, the leaders of the delegation and Representative to ECOWAS and Regional Director, Nigeria Regional Hub, Mr. Jean Bakole, had informed the Minister that UNIDO planned to invest about $60 Million in Nigeria in nine critical areas including Agriculture and Agro-based businesses, Trade and Capacity Building, Housing and Construction, Infrastructure Development, Energy and the Environment, among others. Also present at the occasion were the Minister of State, Engr. Abubakar Aliyu, the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Mohammed Bukar, Directors, Special Advisers and other top Ministry Official while the ECOWAS Representative was accompanied by top officials of UNIDO.
October 17, 2019
FG Partners UNIDO For Economic Diversification The Honourable Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde RAjib Fashola SAN  stated that Nigeria would continue to partner with the United Nations International Development Organisation, (UNIDO) and its affiliates for its socio-economic development Fashola disclosed this today in Abuja when he received in audience the Representative of ECOWAS and Regional Director, Nigeria Regional Hub, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), Jean Bakole and members of his team during a courtesy visit. The Minister reaffirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was committed to developing and renewing the infrastructural deficit of the country for efficiency, growth and development. However He also said that Mr. President was always ready to embrace any policy geared towards improving the nation’s infrastructure. Fashola however reiterated the commitment of the present administration to securing lives and properties growing  the economy and tackling  corruption all geared towards improving infrastructure and industrial development. The Minister charged UNIDO to assist Nigeria towards her match for industrialization either in the area of manufacturing, or Agro production, stressing that Federal Government’s commitment towards that direction was already yielding result as most of her agro- products were  being exported to both Northern and Central African region.  He also disclosed  that there were  existing fiscal policies in Nigeria  to give relief  to producers. Earlier, the leader of the UNIDO delegation, Jean Bakole stated that UNIDO had  come to work with Nigeria and add value to its economy, pledging that UNIDO would  give support in innovation, science and technology, research and development, agro business ,small and medium enterprises, minerals and metals and eco friendly environment.   He also stated that UNIDO was  ready to partner with investors in the area of building, construction trade and capacity development in Nigeria.
October 15, 2019
Inadequate Funding, Responsible For Non Completion of Roads- FASHOLA The Honourable Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN has stated that thenumber of roads seeking government’s attention for completion and rehabilitation keeps increasing on daily basis while the resources required to fix them remained grossly inadequate. Fashola disclosed this in Abuja during an interactive session of the Senate Committee on Works with the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing and  its agencies. The Minister maintained that it was the responsibility of his Ministry and its agencies to ensure that the roads in Nigeria were in good condition. He also noted that the inability to complete the various road projects across the country was as a result of inadequate budget and release of funds. While describing roads as national assets of any nation, Fashola called on all stakeholders in the Works Sector to come up with a hard decision on prioritization of  roads for completion and rehabilitationon the basis of social and economic importanceto Nigerians. The Minister recommended the prioritization ofmajor link roads across the states and the roads to the various sea and airports across the country. The minister who was enthusiastic with the calibre of the Senators that constituted the Committee on Works whom he described ascapable and tested men of proven integrity, added that with their support, the challenges on Nigerian roads would be overcome. Earlier, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Works, Senator Mohammed Adamu Aliero stated that members of his Committee would collaborate with the Executiveto do the needful in addressing the challenges in the works sector. As an option to address the funding challenge in the works sector, Senator Aliero, suggested sourcing for fund through local and foreign investors by concessioning some of our major roads.” I believe if we concession some major roads and get the contractors to construct those roads to international standards, they can recoup their investments within reasonable time by tolling the roads. This will gradually reduce government involvement in road construction and allow the ministry focus on being the regulator in line with what is obtainable in many countries in the world.” “I am very optimistic that the government of President Mohammadu Buhari and the 9th Senate will deliver roads of international standard to the people of Nigeria and in no distant time, they will notice qualitative transformation in the works industry,” the chairman added. Other members of the committee in attendance at the interactive session amongst others include, Senators Abdullahi Adamu, Ike Ekweremadu, Orji UzorKalu, Kashim Shetima, Kabiru Gaya and Danjuma Goje. On the minister’s entourage was: the Minister of State for Works and Housing, Engr. Abubakar D. Aliyu, the Permanent Secretary, Mohammed Bukar and directors of the Ministry.
October 15, 2019
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PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT
August 22, 2019

FEDERAL MINISTRY OF POWER, WORKS & HOUSING
(WORKS & HOUSING SECTOR)
HEADQUARTERS, MABUSHI, ABUJA

INVITATION FOR PRE-QUALIFICATION/EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EoI) FOR WORKS , GOODS  AND CONSULTANCY SERVICES
1.0    INTRODUCTION

The Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing (Works & Housing Sector) intends to execute some capital projects as provided for in the 2019 Appropriation Act, in compliance with the provisions of the Public Procurement Act, 2007. The Ministry, therefore, invites interested and competent Contractors, Suppliers and Consultants to submit Technical and Expression of Interest (EoI) documents for the execution of Year 2019 Projects:

2.0    SCOPE OF WORKS/ASSIGNMENTS
Details of the Scope of Works/Assignments are contained in the Bid Documents. The projects were grouped/categorized into A to F, respectively. Bidders are therefore, requested to submit their respective Technical/EoI documents for the categories chosen on the basis of the specific requirements for each project as categorized and specified in Sections 4.0 of this publication.The projects are listed in the table below:

LOT PROJECT TITLE
  CATEGORY ‘A’: ROADS & BRIDGES
A.1 Dualisation of Akure to Ado Ekiti Road in Ondo /Ekiti States
A.2 Construction of Ukana –AkpaUtong-Ikot Ntuen Road Akwa Ibom State
A.3 Rehabilitation of Achingali- Udoobiz-Udo-Na-Umumwana-Ubakala Road including Bridge Across Imo River in Imo State
A.4 Rehabilitation of Sokoto-Illela (Nigeria)-Birnin Konni (Niger Republic) Road in Sokoto State 
A.5 Construction of Iluke – AiyetoroKiri – Abugi – Eggan Road, Kogi State
A.6 Construction of Bama – Gulumba – Rann Road
  CATEGORY ‘B’: ROADS & BRIDGES
B.1 Rehabilitation of Odo –OnaElewe Idiayunre- Mamu Ogun State Border in Oyo State
B.2 Construction of Tamawa-Gulu Road in Kano State Phase 3: Maigari – Gulu Section
  CATEGORY ‘C’: OTHER ROAD & BRIDGES
C.1 Construction/Rehabilitation of Roads and Bridges in the Six (6) Geo-Political Zones
  CATEGORY ‘D’:
D.1 Rehabilitation /Restoration of Federal Government Secretariat and other Federal Government Buildings in selected States/FCT
D.2 Construction/Completion of Additional Facilities, Supply and Installation of Workshop Equipment in Training Schools and Workshops Nationwide
D.3 Fencing of Federal Government Lands  and other Properties in Selected States
D.4 Urban Renewal and Slum Upgrading Project: Provision of Motorized/Solar Powered Boreholes in Selected States
D.5 Urban Renewal and Slum Upgrading Project: Construction and Rehabilitation of Roads, Culverts and External Drainage Works in selected States/FCT
D.6 Provision of Infrastructure (Roads & Drains, Water and Electricity Supply) in the New Town in FCT
D.7 Construction of Roads, Drainages, Culverts and Erosion Control, Class Room Blocks, VIP Toilets, Primary Health Care/ Maternity, Skills Acquisition/ Civic/Community Centres, Pavilion, Boreholes/Hand Pumps, Water Treatment and Sanitation,  Provision of Electrification/Solar Street Lighting, Transformers, etc
D.8 Maintenance of Electrical System, High Tension / Low Tension Network Assembly and Retrofitting of Public Building with Renewable Energy at Headquarters and Field Offices 
D.9 Provision of Engineering Workshop Tools (Mechanical, Electrical, Water and Structural Tools), Generators and others
D.10 Maintenance of Fire Fighting Equipment, Air conditioners and Water/Plumbing System in Headquarters and Selected Field Offices 
D.11 Construction of Internal and External Directional Posts and Display Boards
D.12 Installation / Rehabilitation and Sustenance of Street Light
D.13 Provision of Road Signages and other Road Furniture on Federal Highways - Consultancy
D.14 Relocation of Utilities (Water Lines, Telecommunications, Electrical Installations and Other Facilities) on Road Projects
  CATEGORY ‘E’: GOODS
E.1 Procurement of Poverty Alleviation & Skills Acquisition Starter Packs
E.2 Acquisition of GIS Equipment, Satellite Imageries, Digital Survey and Data Mining Software for Urban Planning and Surveying activities,
E.3 Procurement of Computer Hardware, Accessories, Consumables  and Software/e-Books, Office Furniture/fittings, Generating  SetStationery,   Photographic/Topographic/  Workshop/Material Testing Equipment and Acquisition  of Medical Equipment/Drugs etc
  CATEGORY ‘F’: CONSULTANCY AND OTHER SERVICES
F.1 Engineering Design & Supervision of  Highway  Roads and Bridges Projects Nationwide
F.2 Consulting and  Professional Services:
  * Training and Capacity Building,
  * ICT Related Services:  Website Development/ Deployment, Software Acquisition/ Projects, e-library/ e-Law Library, Electronic Document Management System/Digitalization
  * Insurance and Actuarial Services
  * Mapping, Studies & Report Preparation and Monitoring & Evaluation  Advisory Exercises and Project Management/Advisory Services
  * Sensitization Exercises, Publicity/ Enlightenment Programme/Documentaries Making, 
  * Maintenance of   ICT/Office Equipment, etc.
  * Facility Management:- Security and Cleaning Services
  * Printing of Non- Security Documents  (Manual Reports, Files, Letter Head Papers)  etc.
  * Inventory and Condition Assessment of Public Buildings Nationwide
F.3 Development and Hosting of the Harmonized Interactive Web Portal, Design and Development of Road Access Management Systems (RAMS) and e-Registry Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) for Lands Department
F.4 Design and Development of Road Access Management System (RAMS) Using Geographic Information System (GIS) including Digitization for Online Road Management in the Country
F.5 Consultancy Services for Development and Management of Highways
F.6 Consultancy Service for the Engagement  of Transaction Advisory Services for Private Public Partnership (PPP) Projects 
F.7 Slum Identification & Mapping In Selected Cities Of Abuja (FCT) & Ibadan (Oyo State) 
F.8 Acquisition of Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS) Data Base Software / Digitization and Expansion of HRM Registry
F.9 Conduct Baseline Studies on Land Governance and Tenure Structure, Realistic Land Values/Compensation, Demand notice preparation, Resonance Survey and Inventorisation of Federal Government Lands
F.10 Perimeter, Topographic, Layout Survey and as-Built Survey of Federal Government Land/properties in Selected States 
F.11 Conversion of Analogue Spatial Data to Digital Format in the Six (6) Geo – Political Zones
F.12 Up-Grading of Cadastral Geographic Information System (CADGIS) Laboratory and Operationalization of Federal Land Data Base System  at Headquarters &Zonal Headquarters
F.13 Preparation of Physical Development,  Resilience Plansand Master Plan, Physical Development Standards, Guideline and Bye Laws Booklet, Regeneration of City Resilience/ Strength, Need Assessment and Slum Identification Reports in Selected States
F.14 Training and Capacity Development in Auto/Cad and AroGIS Applications for Urban and Regional Planning, Capacity Building for Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Builders and Town Planners in Computer Aided Designs and Standardization and Project Management
F.15 Consultancy Anchor ship and Facilitating the Training of Professionals, (Artisan, Craftsmen etc)
F.16 Building Energy Efficiency Code (BEEC) and Guidelines (BEEG)
F.17 Domestication of UN-HABITAT Guidelines, Plans and Human Capacity Development of Core Staff for the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda (NUA) in Nigeria

3.0    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

3.1    The Ministry, in compliance with the provisions of the Public Procurement Act, 2007 and the Public Procurement Regulations for Works, Goods and Services, will carry out pre-qualification/shortlisting of companies/consultants that respond to this advertisement based on the following requirements:

 *  Evidence of Certificate of Incorporation issued byCorporate Affairs Commission (CAC) including Forms CAC2 and CAC7;
 *  Evidence of Company’s current Annual returns to CAC for categories A, B & C;
 *  Evidence of Tax Clearance Certificate (TCC) for the last three (3) years (2016, 2017 & 2018) valid till 31st December, 2019.
 *  Evidence of current Pension Compliance Certificate valid till 31st December, 2019;
 *  Evidence of current Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Compliance Certificate valid till 31st December, 2019;
 *  Evidence of current Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) Compliance Certificate valid till 31st December, 2019;
 *  Evidence of Registration on the BPP’s National Database of Federal Contractors, Consultants and Service Providers by submission of a valid Certificate of Registration or Interim Registration Report (IRR) expiring on 31/01/2020;
 *  Unabridged Company Audited Annual Report for the immediate past three (3) years (2016, 2017 & 2018);
 *  For Joint Venture/Partnership, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) should be provided (CAC, TCC, Pension Compliance Certificate, ITF Compliance Certificate, NSITF Compliance Certificate, IRR &  Sworn Affidavit are compulsory for each JV partner)
 *  A Sworn Affidavit:
1. disclosing whether or not any officer of the relevant committees of the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing (Works and Housing Sector) or the Bureau of Public Procurement is a former or present Director, shareholder or has any pecuniary interest in the bidder and to confirm that all information presented in its bid are true and correct in all particulars;
2. that no Partner/Director has been convicted in any country for criminal offences related to fraudulent or corrupt practices, or criminal misrepresentation or falsification of facts relating to any matter;
3. that the company does not at the time of this bid have any existing loan or financial liability with a bank, other financial institutions or third party that is classified as doubtful, non-performing, bad or whose repayment portion has been outstanding for the last three months
4. that all the submitted documents are GENUINE AND UP TO DATE;
 *  Evidence of Particulars of Directors;

3.2    Local Content, Safety and Social Responsibility for Categories A to C

i)      Indicate the quantum of verifiable employment to be generated stating projected numbers and specialties for skilled (Professional) and unskilled (Non-professional) Manpower;
ii)    Submit verifiable key Management positions that are Nigerian Nationals and the percentage of the company’s total workforce that will be beneficial to youth employment and community development in Nigeria;
iii)    All bidders should include description of current Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) procedures, plan, manuals and HSE performance statistics over the last 3 years including HSE manuals and accident statistics for the past five (5) years; and
iv)    Submit a plan on how to give first consideration to services provided from within Nigeria, raw materials and manufactured goods of Nigerian origin in line with the requirements of Nigerian Content.
v)     State the proposed social benefits to be accrued to the host communities where projects/services are domiciled

4.0    Specific Requirements for Evaluation
i)    In addition to the requirements stipulated in 3.1 to 3.2. bidders are to fulfil the under listed requirements:

4.1    CATEGORY   A:    Roads& Bridges

Annual Turnover
Bidders must have average annual turnover of ten (10) Billion Naira (as evidenced in the tax clearance certificate) in the last three (3) years (2016, 2017 & 2018);
Bidders’ Experience
Bidder must be a prime contractor on at least two (2) projects of similar nature, magnitude and complexity comparable to the works under consideration within the last five (5) years (copies of letters of award/certificates of completion to be attached);
Plant and Equipment
Verifiable evidence that the Bidders have the requisite plants and equipment to execute project of the nature and complexity including Asphalt and Quarry Plants in the Geopolitical Zone of the project biddedfor.
Financial Capacity
Evidence of access to or availability of credit facilities, confirmed by a reputable bank, equivalent of one (1) billion Naira net of other contractual commitments of the successful bidder shall be required;
Manpower
Company profiles with CVs of key professionals including photocopies of relevant academic and professional qualifications with attestation of availability and contact phone numbers (evidence of registration with relevant regulatory professional bodies e.g. COREN, ARCON, CORBON, QSRBN);
Evidence of Firm’s registration with relevant professional body such as: COREN/QSRBN/ARCON/CORBON/SURCON etc.
Maximum Number of Lots
Bidders must restrict their submission of bids to a maximum of one (1) lot, in this category, located in a Geopolitical Zone where they are already mobilized, and which they have comparative advantage in terms of logistics and community social relations.

4.2    CATEGORY B: Roads &Bridges

Annual Turnover
Average Annual Turnover of Two Billion, Five Hundred Thousand Naira (₦2,500,000,000.00) (as evidencedin tax clearance certificate) in the last three (3) years (2016, 2017 & 2018);
Bidders’ Experience
Experience as a prime contractor on at least two (2) projects of similar nature and complexity comparable to the works under consideration within the last five (5) years (copies of letters of award/certificates of completion to be attached);
Plant and Equipment
Evidence that the Bidders have the requisite plants and equipment to execute project of this nature and complexity;
Financial Capacity
Evidence of access to or availability of credit facilities, certified by a reputable Banker, equivalent of Five Hundred Million Naira (₦500,000,000.00) net of other contractual commitments of the successful bidder shall be required;
Manpower
Company profiles with CVs of key professionals including photocopies of relevant academic and professional qualifications with attestation of availability and contact phone numbers (evidence of registration with relevant regulatory professional bodies e.g. COREN, ARCON, CORBON, QSRBN, SURCON);
This is exclusive to Nigerian firms
Maximum number of Lots
Bidders must restrict their submission of bids to a maximum of one (1) lot located in a geopolitical zone where they are already mobilized.

4.3    CATEGORY   C: Roads and Bridges

a)    Annual Turnover
Average Annual Turnover of Five Hundred Million Naira (₦500,000,000.00) (as evidenced in tax clearance certificate) in the last three (3) years (2016, 2017 & 2018);
b)    Bidders’ Experience
Experience as a prime contractor on at least two (2) projects of similar nature and complexity comparable to the works under consideration within the last five (5) years (copies of letters of award/certificates of completion to be attached);
c)    Plant and Equipment
Evidence that the Bidders have the requisite plants and equipment to execute project of this nature and complexity;
d)    Financial Capacity
Evidence of access to or availability of credit facilities, certified by a reputable Banker, equivalent of Fifty Million Naira (₦50,000,000.00) net of other contractual commitments of the successful bidder shall be required;
e)    Manpower
Company profiles with CVs of key professionals including photocopies of relevant academic and professional qualifications with attestation of availability and contact phone numbers (evidence of registration with relevant regulatory professional bodies e.g. COREN, ARCON, CORBON, QSRBN;
f)    This is exclusive to Nigerian firms
g)   Maximum number of Lots Bidders must restrict their submission of bids to a maximum of one (1) lot in each Category

4.4    TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR BRIDGES:

In addition to the requirements in 4.3, applicants must be Specialist in Bridge Construction/Rehabilitation and shall have the following Minimum Criteria:

Evidence of Experience related to the Project’s Scope of Works which must be described in detail, namely Changing of Expansion Joints, Concrete Strengthening, Changing of Pot Bearings, Post Tensioning Works, Concrete Skin Repair, Pavement Rehabilitation, Corrosion Protection Measures, etc.
Submit Method Statements and Provide Repair Techniques related to Concrete Repair Works which must comply with all of the necessary technical requirements and must be properly coordinated with other refurbishment works of the Bridge.
Applicants must have been engaged in active business as a Concrete Repair Works and Bridge Rehabilitation Contractor for a minimum of two Jobs under the name of the firm applying for prequalification, and must provide Award Letters as evidence.
Applicants must provide all information pertaining to the Experience of the Firm and to its Specialist Engineers in similar type of Works (Provide CVs).
Evidence of having access to Specialized Bridge Repair Material and Bridge Components’ Manufacturers and Suppliers.
Capability for batching, controlling, placing finishing and curing concrete with Specialized Materials for the Resurfacing of the Burnt Section of the Bridge Deck.
Evidence of having a Local Experience in the same type of Works within the last few years is an Advantage.

CATEGORIES D, E and F: other Works, Goods and Services

Bidders’ Experience
Evidence of previous similar jobs with two (2) letters of awards in the last three (3) years (2015, 2016 & 2017);
Plant and Equipment/Warehouse
Verifiable evidence of proof of ownership and/or lease of the construction equipment/Warehouse required for the successful execution of these contracts especially categories D & E;
Financial Capacity
Evidence of financial capability by submission of letter of reference from a reputable Commercial Bank in Nigeria, indicating commitment to fund the project when awarded;
Firm Registration with Professional Bodies
Evidence of Firm’s registration with relevant professional body e.g. NAICOM/Insurance, EHORECON/Cleaning Service, NITDA/CPN/Information Technology, COREN/QSRBN/ARCON/CORBON/SURCON/Construction, NSCDC/Security, ESVARBON/Estate Surveying etc.
Manpower
Key personnel with evidence of registration with Professional bodies likeCOREN, QSRBN, ARCON, SURCON, CORBON, TOPREC, NIESV, CIPSMNetc;
Note that indigenous companies have an advantage in these categories;

5.0    ENQUIRIES

All enquiries are to be directed to:
        The Director,
        Public Procurement Department,
        Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing
        Works and Housing Headquarters,
        Mabushi, Abuja.

6.0    METHOD OF SUBMISSION

i)    Bids must be prepared in English Language and signed by the official authorized by the bidder.
ii)    Two copies of Technical documents/Expression of Interest (EoI) for all categories must be submitted on or before 12:00 noon on Monday, 2ndSeptember, 2019. Late submissions will be returned un-opened.
iii)    Bids for categories A, B & C are to be submitted at the Procurement Department Room 105, Block A, 1st Floor, Works Sector FMPW&H Mabushi, Abuja.
iv)    Bids for categories D, E and F are to be submitted at the Conference Room, 3rdFloor, Housing Block, FMPW&H, Mabushi, Abuja.

7.0    OPENING OF EOI/BIDS

i.    EOI/TechnicalBid Documents will be opened immediately after the deadline for submission at 12:00 noon on Monday, 2nd September, 2019,  at the venue stated in 6(iii) and (iv) above.
ONLY technically shortlisted bidders will be invited for collection of Financial bids and Request for Proposals;
Companies or their representatives, Civil Societies, NGOs, Professional Bodies and members of the public are by this notice, invited to witness the bids opening exercise.

8.0    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Subject to the Provisions of the Public Procurement Act, 2007 note that:

the Ministry may verify any or all the claims made by applicants and shall disqualify any company whose claims are found to be false in addition to other sanctions that may be deemed necessary;
bidders who have worked for the Ministry and have history of poor performance, abandonment, termination and/or prolonged contract execution period need not apply as their bids may be excluded from the process in line with Section 16(8)(b) of the PPA, 2007;
the Ministry reserves the right to reject any and/or all prequalified Bidders at its sole discretion and at no costs whatsoever in line with Section 28 of the PPA, 2007;
all costs incurred in responding to this advert and prequalifying for the projects shall be borne solely by the Bidders;
for bidders of the projects in the Niger Delta Area and the North Eastern Geopolitical Zone, it is required that they present a formal undertaking that they are capable of working in the area.
none compliance to any of the above instructions will lead to disqualification; and
this advertisement shall not be construed as a commitment on the part of the Ministry to award contract to any bidder.
All documents for submission must be transmitted with a Covering/Forwarding letter under the Company/Firm’s Letter Head Paper bearing amongst others, the Registration Number (RC)  as issued by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Contact Address, Telephone Number (preferably GSM No.), and e-mail address. The Letterhead Paper must bear the Names and Nationalities of the Directors of the Company at the bottom of the page, duly signed by the authorised officer of the firm.

Signed
Mohammed Bukar
Permanent Secretary
Federal Ministry of Power, Works & Housing
(Works & Housing Sector)

OTHER NEWS
February 16, 2019

FG To Erring Contractors, Up Your Games Or Face Sanctions

The Zonal Director of the National Housing Programme in the North- West, Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Architect Joseph Toluhi, has urged erring contractors handling the on going construction of housing project in Kebbi State to step up their games or face necessary sanctions.

He noted that contractors, who fails to perform diligently on the job will have to give way for others to be engaged, adding that relevant clauses in the contract agreement can be invoke for appropriate sanctions.

This was contained in a statement by the Zonal Director on Wednesday in Biriin Kebbi during the North-West inspection tour to the project site.

Toluhi stated that the federal government is committed to provide decent and affordable housing to its teeming population and reduce the housing deficit in the country, adding that the NHP project is designed for the medium income earners who have the affordable means to acquire these houses across the nation.

The National Housing Programme, Kebbi State consist of 76 housing units of 1bedroom, 2 bedrooms and 3 bedrooms semi-detached bungalows, are being handled by 19 indigenous contractors.

In a similar development, the zonal inspection team led by Toluhi also visited the National Housing Programme site in Sokoto State to have on-the-spot assessment of the on going construction works which has reached 95 per cent completion stage.

“I must say that I am pleased and happy with the level of progress of work on this site because we have a very high level of competition. Most of the building here have been completed”. He noted that out of 20 contractors engaged, 12 of them have already been completed while four are yet to be roofed.

According to him, “this means, we are ready to move into these buildings. The infrastructure such as water supply, road arterial and water supply have reached a very high level of completion”.

The Team Leader in Sokoto State, Mr lliya Kastuda also confirmed that construction work has reached 95 percent completion, adding that there is provision of worship centers, school, market to give necessary comfort and police post to ensure adequate security within the housing estate.

The zonal Director and other officials of the Ministry inspected a similar project in Gusau, Zamfara State, which is put at 65% completion stage. He however expressed disappointment in the poor quality of job done, stressing that government will not tolerate sub-standard jobs from any contractor.

 

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SPEECHES
September 28, 2019

Ikoyi Club At 81: The Youth And Leadership In Nation Building, Lecture Delivered By Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN At The Anniversary Lecture To Commemorate The 81st Anniversary Of Ikoyi Club 1938

Ladies and gentlemen, let me thank the Vice Chairman of Ikoyi Club, who incidentally is Chairman of the anniversary sub-committee, Tafa Zibiri-Aliu, and by extension, the management and entire body of members of the Ikoyi Club 1938 for inviting me to deliver this anniversary lecture.

Because it is an anniversary, felicitations are in order and I offer congratulations to all of you members of this club and to myself, being a member in my own right. As we say in Eko: “Mo yo fun e, mo yo fun ara mi”.

It is not easy to deal with my assigned topic which is Ikoyi Club at 81: The Youth and Leadership in Nation Building. In that sense, my host has not done me any favours by setting me this difficult task.

Firstly, 81 years of Ikoyi Club is eight decades of history entwined with the early development of Nigeria that features valleys and hills of segregation, war, independence, births, deaths, family tribulations and triumphs, consultations and confrontation with government, court cases and much more.

To undertake only a review of those eighty-one years will keep us here for a long time. Time that we certainly do not have today.

What is important is that against the odds, in spite of the passage of time, Ikoyi Club 1938 has not only survived, it has endured and prospered.

One of the reasons for this, and there are many, is the fact that it is a family club, where children can come with their parents and get exposed very early to the finest traditions of the club, mature to become youth (young adults), become members in their own right and ultimately rise to various positions of responsibility and leadership in their various sections and main management committee in a series of torch passing moments and generational regeneration for which Ikoyi club has been the beneficiary.

Secondly, the youth and the role they play in emerging leadership have been and remain a subject of long and continuing study that we cannot exhaust today.

Therefore, to make my task easier than my host may have planned, I will be speaking about youth and leadership within a context and I will come to the context shortly.

In the early days of Sir Alex Ferguson’s legendary quarter of a century reign as Manchester United’s most successful manager, he decided to disband the old and aging players he inherited.

He fielded a team of mostly teenagers and a few players in their early twenties in the season of 1992. The British press was unsparing in their condemnations and criticisms.

The most memorable headline was one which read: “You cannot win anything with kids.”

Sir Alex Ferguson was famously later to reply by saying “You cannot win anything without them,” because those kids, who later and forever will be known as the Class of 1992 became so successful and have remained the gold standard for that club and many others.

It was on their backs that two decades of success and global brand building of the Manchester United colours was achieved and propagated to every continent and to millions if not billions of homes.

This is the context about which I want to speak about the youth and leadership because in truth and in fact, it is the youth who have borne the responsibility of leadership as history has shown us.

Whether it is the young men, mostly teenagers, who bravely charged at the German forces on the beach of Normandy in June of 1944, to free Europe and the rest of the world from a very mendacious leader; or the young Herbert Macaulay, Obafemi Awolowo, Nnamdi Azikiwe and their ilk, who in the prime of youthfulness, dared to ask, challenge and struggle for independence against British Imperial rule; or the Golden Eaglets who won our first gold in global cadet football in 1985 to be followed by the Olympic medallists of 1996; or those who battled adversity in the desert in the ‘Miracle’ of Damman to set an example of an unflagging and undying Nigerian spirit.

It is the youth who have projected the might, resourcefulness and the possibilities of their nations across the world.

History is replete with records of bravery, daring, decisiveness and leadership that the young people have provided everywhere.

In business, entrepreneurship and innovation, it is the youth and young people who have led the way and demonstrated leadership.

Brands like Microsoft, Facebook and Twitter are products of youthful endeavour, daring and innovation that have re-ordered our world. In Nigeria, brands like GT Bank, Thisday Newspaper, Zenith Bank, Dangote Group, Oando and many more are the products of the youthful endeavour and determination of the Fola Adeolas, Nduka Obaigbenas, Jim Ovia, Aliko Dangote, Wale Tinubu and many more of their type.

They may have needed government permits, licenses and other approvals, but they did not refuse to act because government was not acting.

If you under estimate what the generation of Chief Awolowo, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, on one hand and the  generation of the Dangotes, Obaigbenas and Adeolas have done (and their list is much longer than I can recount in this speech) perhaps a few points will help to remind us.

Let us all remind ourselves that in the period before independence, there was racial segregation in Nigeria and Nigerians could not use this club as members.

Imagine if that generation of young men and women did not act by agitating for independence, would the walls of segregation have voluntarily given way? Would Nigerians have become members of this club, would they have invited me to speak here today?

Imagine the days when it took a whole day to cash a cheque, and two days to get a bank draft or recall the middlemen who prospered on the back of ordinary citizens when we had to import cement; and remember the days when only government controlled the print and electronic media.

If you do, and you think banking is easier today, cement is no longer a dealer’s racket and the news and information are easier to access, we must salute the daring and the endeavour of that generation of Nigerians.

We must also acknowledge another generation who have started walking this path, who are now in their twenties, thirties and forties and who are building a new series of brands in medicine, industrialization, entertainment, agriculture and other areas too numerous to mention.

They are already acting to take leadership. They are propelled by the fire of youthfulness and the capacity to dare.

Presently, shortly, and in the imminent future, we are, we will and we expect to feel the impact of their efforts as they will change the way we live and experience life.

And this is the centre point of my address. The Duty of the youth and their Responsibility for leadership.

Every generation of young people must understand their duty, rise up to it, and discharge it not only for themselves, but also for the next generation.

It is that sense of duty and the responsibility to act, as distinct from rights and the sense of entitlement, that is the defining character of the youthfulness in nation building and it is about some of those duties, that I wish to speak.

Sadly, I say so, we have been more concerned about rights and less about duties and we have abandoned many of the traditional building blocks that helped to prepare children into dutiful young persons and adults.

Indeed, until recently, our constitution only first provided for rights without prescribing for the duties we owe as citizens to our country.

Between 1922 and 1999 we have had 9 (Nine) Constitutions.

But remarkably while all of them make provisions for Rights of Citizens, it was in the 1989 Constitution that provisions were made for duties of citizens.

The 1989 Constitution provided for 10 (Ten) duties but these have now been harmonized into 6 (Six) duties in the 1999 Constitution that we now operate.

Perhaps because of this omission, (which I think is grave), we have looked at our country and nation with a sense of expectation of what we can get from her rather than what we can do for her.

It is therefore not unusual to feel a sense of disappointment which is expressed in statements like “what is Nigeria doing for me,” as against a sense of obligation that propels us to be driven by an urge and sense of duty to want to do our best for our country.

We have a saturation of Human Rights Defenders and organisations without Civic Duty advocates.

Rights do not exist in a vacuum.

This is perhaps why we expect messiah-like leaders, when indeed the youth and all of us are the leaders we are looking for.

This is a mindset that has set us back and it is a mindset that we must urgently get rid of like a bad habit.

It is a mindset that sees what is foreign and imported as better than what is Nigerian. It is a mindset that seeks answers in prayers, miracles and spiritualism. It is a mindset that credits and ascribes every little success that our hands achieve to the realm of miracles, religion and the unbelievable.

It  is a mindset that avoids responsibility.

This is the mindset that “thanks God” when we build a house instead of the architects and builders; when our children do well in school we thank God instead of the teachers, when our sportsmen excel we thank God instead of the coaches.

It is a mindset that leads us to deny our reality and say we are “strong” even when we are visibly ill. If you doubt me, please listen to conversations in our country and in other countries, on our media platforms and those of other countries and see how many times we talk about God.

This is a mindset that abdicates responsibility and it is a slippery slope from which we must turn around and embrace our responsibilities especially our youth.

Some of the duties we owe our country and ourselves are set out in Section 24 of the Constitution of 1999, as amended, as follows:

It shall be the duty of every citizen to:

(A) abide by this Constitution, respect its ideals and its institutions, the National Flag, the National Anthem, the National Pledge, and legitimate authorities;

(B) help to enhance the power, prestige and good name of Nigeria, defend Nigeria and render such national service as may be required;

(C) respect the dignity of other citizens and the rights and legitimate interests of others and live in unity and harmony and in the spirit of common brotherhood;

(D) make a positive and useful contribution to the advancement, progress, and well-being of the community where he resides;

(E) render assistance to appropriate and lawful agencies in the maintenance of law and order;

(F) declare his income honestly to appropriate and lawful agencies and pay his tax promptly.”

I cannot but wonder if this is the mindset that has made the taking of “selfies” with almost every available camera a most consuming and disturbing pastime when that same phone can be deployed for other productive and developmental uses.

It is a mindset that places self above others and it is unhelpful towards the task of nation-building.

It is probably the mindset that suggests to many to flee Nigeria when things are difficult. For everyone that chooses to leave please remember that there are people also applying to be citizens of Nigeria.

Indians, Cypriots, Greeks, Lebanese, Chinese and other nationalities have chosen Nigeria as the place to invest and raise families and this cycle that started around the 1950s has not stopped.

Every year there are applications made to the Nigerian Government for Nigerian citizenship.

The hard work, the ceaseless responsibility of nation-building which started in Nigeria since 1914 will fall on no other than her citizens especially its youthful population.

The soldiers who would defend her territory must be her strongest and by implication her most youthful.

The men and women who will build her infrastructure, move heavy equipment, that will turn ore to steel, break rocks, transport them, mix cement, lay the bricks cannot be her weakest but her strongest and therefore her most youthful citizens.

The teachers who will teach the next generation cannot be her oldest but her most enterprising and youthful ones.

The policemen and women, that will protect her citizens from criminal acts must be her strongest not her weakest, and must therefore be her youth.

The sportsmen who have and will continue to protect her global image and sporting prowess cannot be her weakest but her strongest and fittest, and therefore must be her youth.

Those who will be joined in matrimony to continue the act of procreation; to produce the next generation of Nigeria’s human capital will be those largely of childbearing age and therefore her youth.

Those who will farm the fields, work the tractors, the factories that process food will not be the aging, aged and infirm, but the youthful energetic and virile members of our citizenry.

The list is long, but these examples show the burden of responsibility for nation building that rests fairly on the shoulders of the young and youthful members of any community. It is their destiny to fulfil or betray.

I urge all of us in this club, in our offices, our local Governments, in our states and in our country to acknowledge and salute the efforts of those who have come before us.

No matter how much is now left to be done, let us acknowledge that those who came before us have started the journey.

If we do so, we will appreciate the value of their contribution to the work which we now have to do, because nation building is a never ending responsibility.

The actors  change but the duties and the nation endures.

On this auspicious occasion of Ikoyi Club’s 81st anniversary, and on the eve of Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary, I say once again Happy Anniversary.

God will bless Ikoyi Club and Nigeria, but it is the members of Ikoyi and Nigerian citizens, especially the youthful ones that will build Ikoyi Club and Nigeria.

Thank you for listening.

Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN
Honourable Minister of Works and Housing

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Photo News
October 16, 2019

FASHOLA AT THE UNVEILING OF PREFABRICATED ASSEMBLY AND INSTALLATION BUILDING FACILITY OF KARMOD NIGERIA LIMITED IN ABUJA

Hon Minister of Works Housing Mr Babatunde Fashola SAN left being welcomed by the Chairman Karmod International Mr Mesut Cankaya right with them are CEO Karmod Nigeria Limited Mr Hakeem Shagaya 2nd right and renowned entrepreneur Alhaja Bola Shagaya 2nd left to the unveiling of prefabricated assembly and installation building facility of Karmod Nigeria Limited at Plot 3075 along Kubwa Expressway Abuja on Tuesday 15th October 2019

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National Housing Scheme
Photo News
October 15, 2019

FASHOLA RECEIVES THE COORDINATOR NATIONAL BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE ABUJA CENTRE ON ADVOCACY VISIT

Hon Minister of Works Housing Mr Babatunde Fashola SAN middle Coordinator National Blood Transfusion Service Abuja Centre Dr Oluwatoyin Smith 2nd right Dr Omo Izedonmwen left Medical Officer Dr Owoeye Olowe Oluyemisi 2nd left and others shortly after an Advocacy visit by the members of the National Blood Transfusion Service Abuja Centre at the Ministry of Works Housing Headquarters on Monday 14th October 2019

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