By Mashe Umaru Gwamna
The 25th annual meeting of National Council on Works has commenced yesterday in calabar.
The theme for the meeting is targeted “Infrastructure as the Pathway for Prosperity”
The Director of Planning, Research and Statistics, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Dr. Famous Esewudo, in his welcome address said that the meeting of the National Council of Works, was the highest policy formulating organ of the Works Sector where stakeholders deliberate on issues concerning the sector.
Eseduwo urged all Stakeholders in the Works sector to present and own up to the process and show the right attitude and commitment towards a successful council.
While,he expressed profound gratitude to the Executive Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben. Ayade for creating a conclusive environment for the commencement of the Council.
A statement signed by Stephen Kilebi, Deputy Director (Press and Public Relations)said the Director showed his immense gratitude to the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola ,Minister of State for Works and Housing, Engr. Abubakar Aliyu, and the Permanent Secretary, Mohammed Bukar, the Directors and the entire staff of the Ministry for organising the meeting.
Earlier, Permanent Secretary,Cross River State Ministry of Works, Dr (Mrs) Ihort Achu, declaring the technical session of opened ,revealed that Cross River State Government and indeed, the entire “Cross Riverians” have been looking forward for an opportunity to be part and parcel of meeting where policies and hypothesis on how to discuss the dilapidated roads in Cross River and Nigeria in general would be addressed.
Dr. Achu enjoined officials and delegates to the Council to take advantage of the serene atmosphere of Calabar, the hospitality of her people and enjoy themselves