- Debts incurred under Buhari justifiable
The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said that the Buhari-led Administration has been able to deliver more than 1,800 kilometers of roads across the six geo-political zones so far,
Fashola stressed that the federal government was determined to complete all the ongoing projects before the expiration of its tenure in May next year.
The Minister made this statement on Thursday at the closing ceremony of the 28th National Council of Works held in Kano.
According to ti him, “the Buhari administration has justified all its debts by constructing various infrastructures across the nation, especially when compared with what the previous administrations had done.
“Our first budget in 2016 was over N250bn, up from the N18 billion we met in 2015. That was an increase of over a thousand percent, even though the price of crude oil was dropping, we did not raise taxes.”
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, in his remarks, encouraged the federal highway and states’ need for synergies to achieve the set objectives.
He commended the Buhari administration for initiating various projects in his state.
The five-day council meeting which started on Monday with the theme: “Infrastructure, the season of completion”, brought together various stakeholders from all states of the federation.