The major problem for road construction is funding, says Fashola

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The Former minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola on Monday said that major problem for road construction is funding.

The former minister said this when he appeared before the Senate for ministerial screening on Monday.

“There were never enough resources. Everyone wants development in their state,” he said.

“One mode (of funding) is Sukuk (bond) which was a form of public-private partnership,”

The exercise resumed on Monday at exactly 10.40 a.m.

It would be recalled that the screening started on July 24, and so far 31 nominees had been screened and currently awaiting confirmation by the senate.

Those scheduled for the screening on Monday included Geofrey Onyema (Enugu State), Maryam Katagum (Bauchi State), Clement Agba (Edo) and Suleiman Adamu (Jigawa State).

Others are Goddy Jeddy-Agba (Cross River), Rauf Aregbesola (Osun), Sen. Gbemisola Saraki (Kwara), Dr

Muhammadu Mahmoud (Kaduna State) and Babatunde Fashola (Lagos State).

According to the announcement made by President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmed Lawan, on July 5, when the Senate adjourned, the remaining three will be screened on Tuesday.

He listed them as Sabo Nanunu (Kano State), Saleh Mamman (Taraba) and Lai Mohammed (Kwara).

The Senate Leader, Sen. Yahaya Abubakar (APC-Kebbi State) moved for the exercise to commence, as enshrined in Section 147 (2) of the 1999 Constitution.

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