The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday asked members of the Senate to collaborate with the executive in the Federal Government’s drive to tackle the nation’s infrastructural challenges.
Fashola, who stated this when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Works, specifically urged the lawmakers to make roads rehabilitation and construction their constituency projects.
He said senators from a geopolitical zone could come together and adopt a major Federal Government road, as their joint project.
Fashola said that the revenue acruable to the Federal Government was declining at a time that infrastructural demands were high.
He said, “We must take hard decisions, if we must improve our infrastructure,”
Fashola, while defending the slow pace of ongoing road projects, said the parliament held the key to the development of the country.
He said, “If the parliament go on oversight, they should be able to raised alarm about things they see going wrong,
“We need to take hard decisions. This committee is made up of former governors and high ranking lawmakers.
“If you need to shake the table, let’s do it,” Fashola said, adding that the lawmakers must understand that the private sector would always want to make profit.”
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