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Nigeria’s incumbent Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday, claimed the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has done more what the United States government is struggling to achieve.
Africa Daily News, New York reports that Fashola made the comments in Kano during a conversation series of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to him, the current government has done more than all the previous governments when it comes to infrastructure.
He alleged that the People’s Democratic Party was known for stealing public funds to invest in bigger countries but that the APC brought back the stolen funds and invested them in infrastructure.
The Minister said, ‘I can assure you that the present APC administration of President Buhari has achieved what even the US government is trying to do in terms of infrastructure.
‘As of December 2021, we have completed no fewer than 941 kilometres of roads across all states and geopolitical zones in the country.
‘For instance, in Kano State here, there are 21 road projects either in, around or in the neighbouring communities by this administration.
‘Before APC administration, when last do you remember the Federal Government completing even a 50-kilometre road in any part of Nigeria?
‘So, this is the positive change we promised Nigerians in 2015 and it is already happening. They say we are the same as them, but we are not. They stole money and took it abroad, but we are taking this money back and investing it in the area of infrastructure’.
He claimed that about 850 more projects including bridges, roads and houses are still ongoing.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK