Mambila Power Project: Fashola slams N2b libel suit against Sunrise Power CEO, Adesanya‎

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has slammed a N2billion defamation suit against the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sunrise Power and Transmission Company Ltd, Leno Olaitan Adesanya over some alleged libellous publications made in two national dailies. Fashola, in a statement of claim in the suit before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) , accused Adesanya of making false and disparaging publications against him in The Guardian and Thisday newspapers of January 11 and 16, 2019 in respect of the Mambilla Power Project. Adesanya was said to have, in the said publications, accused Fashola of frustrating the completion of the Mambila Power Project and engaging in acts of corruption in relation to the project while serving as Minister of Power, Works and Housing. The Ministers stated that the advertorial publications, caption: Mambilla Power Project: Open letter to Mr. Babatunde Fasola,” and sponsored by Adesanya. “amount to nothing less than character assignation, with a view to achieving damaging effects against the claimant (Fashola). The claimant added that Adesanya and the two newspapers, by the publications …

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Why politicians campaign with road projects -Fashola

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, says politicians campaign with road projects because of their economic impact on society. He said this at the 27th meeting of the National Council on Works and Housing held in Bauchi on Thursday. The minister explained that since the implementation of the Marshall plan in 1948, after the Second World War, it has become clear to any serious-minded economist or politician that infrastructure provision is critical to development, growth, wealth creation, employment and prosperity. According to him, investment in infrastructure is the most legitimate way to distribute wealth in any economy. He said, “This is why it is not surprising that during campaigns for elections and after elections, you will find discussions not only centering around roads, bridges, rails, schools, hospitals, water supply and power supply to be provided, you will also find that in the inauguration speech of every President, Prime Minister, Governor and other elected public officers, time is dedicated to addressing the provision of infrastructure. “The reason for this is not far-fetched. The nations that are richer than us …

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