Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, has stated that the Buhari government had spent N1.3 trillion on infrastructural projects nationwide since 2016.
He said this in his speech on Monday at the commissioning of the channelization, de-listing, flood control and development of Okiki and Ogbagba Rivers in Osun state.
Mohammed said governance is about the people, hence the ongoing massive investments across the
country in projects that are of direct benefit to the citizens, including roads, rail, power and other infrastructural programmes.
He added: “The Federal Government will continue to execute projects that will benefit the people across the country’s six geo-political zones, and this has been attested to by the ongoing massive infrastructural projects been carried out across the country.
“Between 2016 and today the Buhari Administration has spent over 1.3 trillion Naira on infrastructural projects. This is bound to attract the kind of investment that will trigger growth in critical sectors like agriculture, solid minerals and tourism, thus moving the economy away from oil.
“This is why the Administration’s fight against corruption is very critical, in that it will free the much-needed resources for national development. Every kobo that is not looted is a plus for development.
“But for the massive looting of the national treasury, most of the projects we are executing today, including those that have been abandoned for years, would have been completed.”