Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola has advocated provision of special funds for the power sector and approval for the infrastructure Ministries to utilise all funds released even after expiration of a financial year, The Nation reports.

According to a communiqué from the ministry yesterday, Fashola made the call during the Retreat for Directors, Chief Executive Officers of Parastatals and Head of Units of the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing in Abuja.

The retreat, said the communiqué, noted that there was the need for the National Assembly to amend the Public Procurement Act 2007 with a view to reducing the time frame of the procurement process.

Fashola also sought support from highest political levels in the implementation of the Ministry’s projects in line with the Public Procurement Act 2007, guidelines and other extant rules governing public procurement.