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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

We created over 100,000 jobs in the last two years - Fashola

We created over 100,000 jobs in the last two years - Fashola


- President Muhammadu Buhari's government is creating jobs 

- This was made known by the minister of power, works and housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola 

- The government is also empowering local contractors 

The minister of power, works and housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola has revealed that his ministry has created over 100,00 jobs under two years. 

Fashola made the comment on Tuesday, May 16 at the town hall meeting currently holding in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. 


According to the minister, his ministry has completed the implementation of their full first year budget.

He also hailed President Buhari for improving the budget size of the ministry, adding that it has enabled them to embark on more projects across the nation. 

''Our artisans are getting back to work sites due to the large scale construction going on around the country. 

''We have gained momentum and it is impacting postitively on the economy,'' Fashola said.

We created over 100,000 jobs in the last two years - Fashola

He gave the breakdown the jobs provided as follows: 

1. Works ministry = 17, 749 direct jobs, 52,000 indirect jobs 

2. Housing ministry = 13,680 direct jobs, 41, 040 indirect jobs 

3. Power ministry = 9,000 direct jobs, 60,000 indirect jobs 

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