President Muhammadu Buhari said Nigerians would have find it difficult to move/travel about, if his administration did not embark on the Lagos-Ibadan railway transport.
On Tuesday at the Presidential Villa while receiving a delegation from Kaduna State led by the Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, and Kaduna State Deputy Governor, Hadiza Sabuwa Balaraba, President Buhari said that prioritizing infrastructure projects helped improved hardship in some parts of the country.
According to a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr Femi Adeshina, he said His objective was very clear, despite the dwindling resources, to deal with transportation and all other infrastructure across the country. Buhari said that there should be a need to look at advancement in terms of Infrastructure. And that no country can advance without infrastructure. Making southern kaduna as a reference.
He added that no country can really advance without road, rail and power, that’s why he has ensured to sort out infrastructure, knowing that Nigerians are competitive by nature, and they will face their businesses when there’s a road, rail and power.”
He also noted on movement in the South-West and how it has been improved, The President thanked China and others who supported the Lagos-Ibadan transport projects.
The President also assured that the construction and rehabilitation of infrastructure will be sustained, which include the Abuja-Kaduna-Kano Express Road being handled by Julius Berger to ensure good and long-term quality.
He equally commended the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai, for the transformation of the state, with growing infrastructure and socio-economic projects, while noting the growing liberality, which welcomes all Nigerians.