- President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed when the 2nd Niger Bridge and the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway would be completed
- According to the presidential media aide, Buhari Sallau, President Buhari said the projects would be done before the end of his tenure by 2023
- The Nigerian leader further noted that other important projects would be completed in the same period
A presidential media aide, Buhari Sallau on Monday, October 11, through his Facebook page, revealed that the president gave the assurance at the opening of a two-day Mid-Term Ministerial Performance Review Retreat organised to assess progress made towards the achievement of the nine key priorities of his regime.
Buhari also assured that other key projects under the Presidential Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF), will be completed in the same period.
At the event, Buhari highlighted some of the notable achievements of the federal government in the last two years; mostly in areas of infrastructure, transportation, economy, electricity supply, the petroleum industry, among others, a report by Vanguard also indicates.
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He was quoted by the presidential media aide that:
‘‘On transportation, we are growing the stock and quality of our road, rail, air and water transport infrastructure.
‘‘The PIDF projects are also advancing remarkably. These include the 11.9km Second Niger Bridge, 120 km Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, 375 km Abuja – Kaduna – Zaria – Kano Expressway and the East-West Road. Most of these projects are expected to be completed within this 2nd term of our Administration.’’
Buhari reacts, says Nigeria’s debt still at a sustainable level
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that in recent times, Nigerians have continued to question the essence of the federal government’s borrowings, following the present state of the economy.
But President Muhammadu Buhari in reaction said that Nigerians were right to be concerned about the decision of the federal government to seek additional loans to fund 2022 budget estimates, but insisted that the debt level of the country was still at a sustainable limit.
It was gathered that the President made this disclosure on Thursday, October 7, while presenting the 2022 budget estimates to the joint session of the National Assembly.
President Buhari addresses Nigerians, reels out achievements
In another report, Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari, addressed the nation on June 12, which has been designated as Democracy Day.
In a live broadcast which started at exactly 7:00 am and monitored by Legit.ng, the president said that his administration would continue to provide job employment for the teeming unemployed youths despite the effect of COVID-19.
He said that Nigeria's democracy would always be going through improvement processes in the desire to reach the goal of a mature democracy, a strong, evolved and integrated nation-state to be reckoned with globally.