The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration has achieved what the United States government is struggling with, in terms of infrastructure.
Fashola stated this in Kano during the “APC conversation series”, on Thursday.
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The series is the ruling party’s initiative of creating awareness on its achievements in the last seven years.
The Minister said, “I tell people that infrastructure is the most legitimate way to distribute money in an economy. From the top to the bottom.
“From six years ago, this government led by President Muhammadu Buhari, as far as infrastructure is concerned, has been doing what the United States government is still trying to do; they (in the US) are still trying to pass their infrastructure bill and they are still fighting.
“As at December 2021, we had completed 941 kilometers of roads across all states and geopolitical zones.
“In Kano state here for instance, there are 21 road projects either in, around or in the neighbouring communities.
“Before APC administration, when last do you remember Federal Government completing 50 kilometer road in any part of the country?
“So, this is the positive change we promised Nigerians in 2015 and it is already happening. They say we are the same with 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,” Fashola added.
He said presently, there are 850 ongoing projects under his ministry, including roads and bridges construction as well as houses in 34 states of the country.