Nigeria: Buhari’s govt has spent N2.7 trillion on infrastructure in two years-Lai Mohammed
London, October 17, 2018 (AltAfrica)-In a bid to grow the economy and address decaying infrastructure across the country, the Buhari administration has committed a whopping N2.7 trillion to a range of infrastructure spread in all geo-political zones of the country in the last two years.
The projects-road, power, rail lines, bridges are deliberately and evenly spread to ensure that no part of the country feel aggrieved.
This was disclosed on Wednesday by the Information and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed while addressing a packed audience at Chatham House in London.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed who spoke on “Nigeria’s National Unity: Towards Participation and Shared Values”-told the audience including Nigerians and the international media that the choice of projects and location were specific to not only bring relieve to the people, improve quality of lives but to also engendered unity of purpose among Nigerians.
To such effect, the Minister said while the government was renewing the Lagos Ibadan express way in the South West zone of the country, the North got standard gauge rail line from Kano state to Lagos through different routes while the East got the Enugu-Port Harcourt freeway and the second Niger bridge.
According to the Minister, there is also the Jebba-Mokwa road recently completed to address the yearnings of the North Central and the recently inaugurated intra-city rail line to connect Abuja city in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT to the international airport.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed said “for us , the there is no compromise in the unity of Nigeria.This is simply because without a united country, all the component parts will be working at cross purposes with conflicting signals that will constantly threaten the foundation and the very existence of the country.
He appealed to Nigerians home and abroad to buy into the campaign of the government on fake news and hate speech and ensure they verify the authenticity of every information they receive and share on social media to reduce tension and delib