Fashola Justifies Debt Incurred Under Buhari’s Administration 

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has justified all the debts incurred by President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. 

In its defence, the minister said the administration used the debts to construct infrastructures across the nation. 

Fashola made this known in Kano on Thursday during the closing ceremony of the 28th National Council of Works meeting.

He added: “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 per cent, even though the price of crude oil was dropping, we did not raise taxes.”

The former Lagos governor explained that the Federal Government had been able to deliver more than 1,800 kilometres of roads across the six geo-political zones so far.

He further stressed that the Buhari-led administration was determined to complete all the ongoing projects before the expiration of its tenure next May.

In his remarks, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State said there was a need for synergy between the federal highways and states 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.

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