The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has said the Federal Government will pay great attention and invest heavily in road infrastructure, power and housing in the coming years. The sectors, he said, would be prioritised on account of their contributions to national economy due to their capacities to generate multiplier effects and employment on a large scale.
The minister said this during the opening ceremony of the 2015 induction for newly registered quantity surveyors and practising firms and the 4th annual professional clinic on risk management, organised by the Quantity Surveyors Registration Board of Nigeria, on Thursday in Abuja.
The minister, who was represented by the Director, Survey Department, Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Dickson Onojah said:
“I am delighted to be playing a part in today’s induction ceremony for a group of professionals like registered quantity surveyors, who are key players in the built environment, which is a strategic sector of our economy.
“Here, we are talking about infrastructure such as roads, housing and urban development, all of which come under the purview of the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, which I have been charged with the responsibility of overseeing.
“It is one sector, which this government will give due attention to in view of its contributions to the national economic due to its capacity to generate multiplier effects and employment on a large scale.”