- President Muhammadu Buhari addresses the nation as part of the new year celebration
- Buhari mentions some of the achievements of his administration since inception in 2015
- The president also lists 12 projects he says his government will complete in 2020
President Muhammmadu Buhari, said on Wednesday, January 1, that his administration would complete 12 major projects in 2020.
Buhari said this in a national broadcast, the full speech which was made available to Legit.ng.
In the broadcast speech, the president also mentioned the achievements of his administration since its inception.
He also promised that he would not seek to extend his term in office when second tenure expires on May 29, 2020.
Here is the list of the projects as mentioned by the president:
1. 47 road projects scheduled for completion in 2020/21, including roads leading to ports;
2. Major bridges including substantial work on the Second Niger Bridge;
3. Completion of 13 housing estates under the National Housing Project Plan;
4. Lagos, Kano, Maiduguri and Enugu international airports to be commissioned in 2020;
5. Launching of an agricultural rural mechanisation scheme that will cover 700 local governments over a period of three years;
6. Launching of the Livestock Development Project Grazing Model in Gombe State where 200,000 hectares of land has been identified;
7. Training of 50,000 workers to complement the country’s 7,000 extension workers;
8. Commissioning of the Lagos – Ibadan and Itakpe – Warri rail lines in the first quarter;
9. Commencement of the Ibadan – Abuja and Kano – Kaduna rail lines also in the first quarter;
10. Further liberalisation of the power sector to allow businesses to generate and sell power;
11. Commencement of the construction of the Mambilla Power project by the first half of 2020; and
12. Commencement of the construction of the AKK gas pipeline, OB3 gas pipeline and the expansion of the Escravos – Lagos pipeline in the first quarter of 2020.
Legit.ng also reported that the Nigerian government, on Tuesday, December 31, disengaged a total of 25 ambassadors and heads of foreign mission.
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