Works and Housing Minister Babatunde Fashola has said the Buhari government has justified all its debts by building various infrastructures across the country.
Fashola stated this at the closing ceremony of the 28th National Council of Works meeting held in Kano on Thursday.
He said ongoing projects across the country had justified the debt, especially compared to what previous governments had done.
“Our initial budget in 2016 was over N250 billion, up from the N18 billion we met in 2015. That was an increase of over a thousand percent, although the price of crude oil fell, we don’t have the taxes raised.”
The minister explained that the federal government had been able to build more than 1,800 kilometers of roads in the six geopolitical zones so far, stressing that the government led by Buhari was determined to complete all ongoing projects before the expiry of the deadline. her tenure in May next year.
In his remarks, Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje said there was a need for synergy between the federal highways and states to achieve the stated goals.
He praised the Buhari government for launching several projects in his state.
The five-day council meeting that began Monday with the theme “Infrastructure, the Season of Completion” brought together various stakeholders from all states of the federation.
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