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How Housing Sector Can Be Used To Generate Employment – Fashola

The minister of Works, Housing and Power, Mr. Raji  Fashola yesterday stressed the need for the inclusion of  every stakeholder in housing, land and urban sector of the economy  to bring about employment generation and sustainable development.

Fashola spoke at the formal opening of the fifth meeting of  national council on land, housing and urban development in Ilorin, Kwara state.

The minister said that such process had   helped to build infrastructure of Europe,  Asia and many parts of the Middle East.

He stressed:”I must advise that inclusion and  employment will not happen by  happenstance. They will not happen simply because  governments plans to  spend money and actually does so. Yes, the budget  will work, money will be spent, but  inclusion may not happen and the people targeted for the benefit may not benefit if the benefit is transferred to  foreign countries, to foreign factories because  professionals either do not participate or  where they do, they prefer foreign made or imported goods to local ones. So, one  objective of this council meeting and its theme is to  emphasis  to all members that it is only those who  are willing to act, those who are willing  to work, and those who are willing to get  their hands dirty by blasting rocks, by moving sand, cement, iron rods, making doors, moulding blocks,  pouring concrete and so on; who will help  us to create inclusion in this economic process.

 

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