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Buhari Said, “We’ve Met The Yearnings Of Nigerians.”

According to the President, the Federal Government under his leadership has maintained its commitment to the development of infrastructure for the past seven years.

The final Ministerial Performance Review Retreat of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has begun, and the president stated that high-impact projects have been implemented throughout the country to meet Nigerians’ desires and aspirations.

The president spoke at the Retreat to evaluate the level of progress made in implementing his administration’s Nine Priority Agenda. Among the areas he highlighted were agriculture, the economy, infrastructure, security, health, and anti-corruption.

At the retreat, he informed attendees and guests, including the keynote speaker and former Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, that over 3,800 kilometers of roads had been built across the nation.

Buhari disclosed that the Nigerian Air Force had received brand-new aircraft to assist in the insurgency fight.

He also said that 38.7 million Nigerians had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or 35% of the population that was supposed to be eligible for the vaccine.

On infrastructure, the President said: ”In recognition of the importance of critical infrastructure in economic development and the quest of this Administration to leave a lasting legacy, we have implemented high-impact projects across the length and breadth of the country that meet the yearnings and aspirations of Nigerians.

”Some of the notable achievements include the completion of 326km Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri rail line and railway ancillary facilities; the completion of over 156.5km Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge railway modernization project with extension to Lagos Port, Apapa.

”On road projects, this Administration has constructed 408Km of roads; 2,499Km of SUKUK roads and maintenance of 15,961Km of roads across the Country.

”Key among these projects are the construction of 1.9km 2nd Niger Bridge linking Anambra and Delta States with 10.30km approach road; rehabilitation, construction and expansion of Lagos-Shagamu-Ibadan dual carriageway; the ongoing rehabilitation of Abuja-Kaduna – Zaria – Kano Road, among others.”

Buhari stated that over 941 kilometers of the nation’s completed SUKUK road projects had been handed over, and he emphasized that the Federal Government under his leadership has maintained its commitment to infrastructure development for the past seven years.
In addition, he disclosed that, as part of the Road Infrastructure Development & Refurbishment Investment Tax Credit Policy, the federal government had begun the reconstruction of 21 selected federal roads with a combined length of 1,804.6 kilometers.
He claims that the roads, which are funded by the Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited, are in addition to a similar effort to enhance the country’s road infrastructure with the assistance of Messrs. Dangote Industries Limited and other business organizations.
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