Nigeria’s minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), may have gotten his assignment as a newly-appointed minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
This is following suggestions from a second republic senator, Ayo Fasanmi who asked the immediate past governor of Lagos state to ensure the completion of the Lagos/Ibadan expressway rehabilitation.
The Nation reports that Fasanmi, an All Progressives Congress (APC) elder statesman, who hailed President Muhammadu Buhari over his appointments, described the road as the busiest in the country, adding that the 126.5-kilometre road is critical to national economic interest.
In a telephone conversation with The Nation’s correspondent, he further extolled the virtues of the ministers from the soouthwest, expressing utmost confidence in their ability to deliver.
“Lagos/Ibadan Expressway is a challenge for Buhari and his team. The Minister of Works is up to the task. In fact, our ministers from the Southwest – Fayemi, Shittu, Adewole, Adeosun and Daramola, are great assets. The region has confidence in their ability.
“They have performed in positions of responsibilities before as governors, administrators and politicians.
“For example, Fahsola is a man after my heart; hardworking, unassuming. He deserves the portfolios, having raised the level of governance in Lagos to a high pedestal. These ministers will actually change, perform and excel,” Fasanmi said, while urging Nigerians to support the administration in its drive for change.
Nigerians have also reacted to Fashola’s portfolio stating that the former governor is a three-in-one individual, and in a related development, the new minister was received by his new workers with cheers when he resumed for work.