The Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has restated federal government’s commitment to using the power sector as a catalyst for the overall transformation of the nation’s economy.
Fashola made this known on Friday after inspecting the Azura and Ihovbor Power Plant projects in Edo state.
The minister said the federal government is eager to create jobs and make the economy better hence the heavy investments in the energy sector.
He also said the Azura power plant is a clear example of how the Federal Government has resolved to encourage private investors to do business in the country.
The minister who also inspected the Ehor section of the Benin-Lokoja road dualization project, maintained that the current administration is doing everything possible to ease the suffering of Nigerians.
He also noted that the contractors handling the section of the road have promised to keep working through the seasons so as to meet the deadline.