Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN), on Wednesday in Abuja advised the staff of the ministry to consider how they could reduce cost and wastages in projects’ implementation.

Fashola made the submission while addressing a cross section of workers shortly after resuming duty.

The former Lagos governor noted that he expected all departments, agencies and parastatals under the ministry to evolve ways of cutting down costs during projects’ implementations.

The minister said the measure would assist the government to ensure utmost prudence in handling projects.

Fashola also advised the staff of the ministry to always ensure thoroughness while preparing its annual budget to boost efficiency.

“For this reason, members of staff will need to make their travelling and going on annual leave falling within October and November very flexible to ensure successful budgeting,” he said.

Minister of State, Abubakar Aliyu, said that he had a long working relationship with Fashola.

“I pledge to work harmoniously with him and the staff of the ministry”, he added.

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