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|Abacha Loot: Fashola Reveals How Much Buhari Approves For Rehabilitation Of Road by Meekdon: 12:38pm On Jul 03, 2018|
Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has announced that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the disbursement of funds recovered from looters under the 2018 federal budget.
He made the announcement at the Herbert Macaulay Memorial Lecture organised by the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, yesterday.
The Minister also disclosed that the President had approved N120 billion from the funds for the rehabilitation of 36 roads across the country. He said that the past administration shared the money that was meant for infrastructural development.
Chiding the past administration which he was also part of, Fashola said, “While other oil producing countries were busy building their nations at a time oil prices were high, the past administration in Nigeria started a different form of development, known as infrastructure of the stomach.”
“We should never forget this. We decided to share the money rather than invest the money just to win elections. The money that should have been used to fund the Abakaliki rice was used to import rice.
“This is the opportunity that President Buhari has come to recover through the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan. So, when the President is talking of change, he is talking of a time when we will invest in real infrastructural development and not stomach infrastructure.
“Unlike before, President Buhari has made a choice and that choice has led to massive development across the country.”
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