Fashola said that from 2016 to 2022, 383,431 jobs were created through the government’s infrastructure renewal, with jobs being generated through the installation of 254,690 road signs, the construction of 9,290.34 kilometers of new roads, and the laying of 2.2 million linear meters of road markings.
According to the minister, construction for the National Housing Programme’s 6,068 housing units in the states and 2,870 units in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is proceeding at 46 sites.
29,560 direct jobs were produced during the process, while 1,262 building contractors’ participation in the housing initiative resulted in the creation of 67,978 indirect jobs. The minister said that there were 6,685 Certificates of Occupancy in all, signed between 2015 and March 2023 while 3,043 number of consents were granted.
Fashola said that upon his reappointment in 2019 to the Ministry of Works and Housing, he has had the mandate of executing the most radical, audacious end arguably the biggest infrastructural expansion ever experienced in Nigeria.