Nigeria: FERMA Seeks Early Budget Release

13 September 2019

The Chairman, FERMA Governing Board, Mr. Tunde Lemo has called on the continuing support of the Minister of Works and Housing Mr. Babatunde Fashola for adequate appropriations and releases in the annual budget circles, as well as any other special interventions to enable the agency perform at its best.

The Chairman said this when he led the Governing Board of FERMA on a courtesy visit to the Honourable Minister of Works and Housing (FMW&H) Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN) in his office recently.

He further argued that effective planning for maintenance of roads should actually start from FMW&H's planning and design stages, a fact, which he said underlines the inclusion of the Ministry's Director of Highways Planning as a member of the FERMA Board.

Mr. Tunde Lemo further explained that maintenance work plans prepared and executed by FERMA are based among other factors on the FMW&H'S road sector national prioritization, as well as on specific exigent situations dictated by the Ministry. "The Ministry should factor in, the maintenance Agency's roles in all road's investment, including for example the SUKUK BOND funded interventions," he said.

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