Abuja: Minister of State, Works and Housing assumes office

Abuja: Minister of State, Works and Housing assumes office

The newly appointed Minister of State for Works and Housing, Mr Mu’azu Jaji Sambo on Wednesday assumed office in Abuja saying infrastructure development is germane to the socio-economic development of any nation, and Nigeria is not an exception.

The Minister stated this while addressing management and staff of the Ministry led by the Permanent Secretary, Babangida Hussaini who received him on assumption.

He emphasized that President Muhammadu Buhari has chosen the right course of socio-economic development in Nigeria through his massive infrastructure development projects across the country.

The Minister cited China and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates as examples of nations that have developed rapidly due to their Infrastructural development.

“I will be fulfilled  if within the time  I am going to be here I am able to help Mr President leave some legacies behind in infrastructure development across the country.


Mr Sambo expressed appreciation for the warm reception accorded him by the management and staff of the Ministry, expressing his readiness to work with the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola whom he described as a man of intellect, competence and passion for development.

“I assure you that I am a team player.

  I will work and cooperate as much as possible with Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN whom I have known from Lagos as a man of high intellect, competence,  a man with a passion for development.

I am ready to support him in achieving the agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari.


Earlier the Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Babangida Hussaini in his welcome address congratulated the Minister of State on his appointment and pledged the unalloyed support and cooperation of the management and staff of the Ministry in the discharge of his responsibilities.

The Permanent Secretary informed the Minster of State that a lot had been achieved in terms of Infrastructural development by this administration as a result of the strategic plans mapped out by Mr Fashola.

He assured the new Minster that he would not find it difficult to work with others in the Ministry as everyone is in high spirit to work relentlessly to achieve the mandate set by Mr President for the Ministry.

Mr Sambo from Taraba State was appointed Minister of State for Works and Housing on December 24, 2021.

He has a wealth of experience as he had worked in various capacities with several organisations both in the public and private sectors such as the National Inland Waterways Authority, Nigerian Ports Authority, Nicon Insurance Corporation, Allied Bank of Nigeria and Savannah Bank of Nigeria Plc.

He bagged many awards when he served with the National Inland Waterways and he belongs to the Nigerian Institute of Building, Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria and the Nigerian Institute of Management.

 
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Abuja: Minister of State, Works and Housing assumes office

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