- Babatunde Fashola, the minister of power, works and housing, says the current administration chose to focus its first term on rebuilding Nigeria
- Fashola notes that the APC administration will ensure that ordinary Nigerians feel the next level impact if given the second term in office
- The minister says investment in infrastructure would be what will define the status of Nigeria at the next level
Babatunde Fashola, the minister of power, works and housing, has said the President Muhammadu Buhari administration used its first term in office to rebuild the country which he said was destroyed by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)’s 16-year rule.
Speaking at the inauguration of the APC directorate extended members of the campaign council, in Abuja on Monday, February 11, the minister who also serves as the director of planning and election monitoring for Buhari’s reelection, said the current administration would ensure that ordinary Nigerians feel the next level impact if given the second term in office, The Tribune reports.
“We have chosen first to focus on rebuilding Nigeria. We are the party that recognises that poverty exists and it will not go away unless we do something about,” Fashola said.
“Poverty is in every country in the world but a good government do something about it. One of the things he has done about it is to feed children every day, APC is feeding 9 million children every day.”
“A government that commits to infrastructure will never go wrong. I have never seen a government that is committed to infrastructure that has gone wrong.
“The difference between the US and China is that when we were building in the 70s they were building and then we stopped but China did not stop and for those who don’t remember those periods."
The minister noted that investment in infrastructure would be what will define the status of Nigeria at the next level, pointing out that all over the world, nations are classified as developed, developing and underdeveloped based on the quality of infrastructure.
He said the current administration had done well with the little resources at its disposal in a short time compared to what the PDP did in 16 years. Fashola stated that the Buhari administration will do more if entrusted with a second mandate.
Meanwhile, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has re-affirmed his commitment to restructuring if elected on February 16.
Legit.ng reported that Atiku gave the assurance while addressing thousands of party faithful at a presidential rally at the Adokiye Amiesimaka stadium in Port Harcourt on Monday, February 11.
The PDP presidential candidate who was accompanied by his running mate, Peter Obi, and other leaders of the party promised to uphold the rule of law.
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