All projects will be completed by Buhari during his second term – Senator Gaya
The Senator Kabiru Gaya representing Kano south in the Senate has said President Muhammadu Buhari will complete whichever projects he cannot complete before the end of his first term during his second tenure.
Gaya made the statement on Thursday, December 28, shortly after meeting the president inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Punch reports. The senator, who said he was in the presidential villa to thank Buhari for visiting Kano state recently, stated that no administration for the past 16 years has been able to put so much money on road projects like the Buhari government.
“I know he is going to inaugurate some projects in 2018 and those not completed will be completed during his second term,” he said. “I am the Chairman of Works Committee. No government for the past 16 years has been able to put so much money on road project like this government. “The budget of 2011-2014, it was only N26bn that was allocated to works but in 2016 when President Buhari came in, we had a budget of over N200 bn for works and in 2017 we have over N400bn and for 2018, we have about N500bn for works.
“So we are rehabilitating our roads and those that were abandoned for years the contractors have gone back to site. “I have gone round 26 states of the federation as Chairman Senate Committee on Works, is remaining the states in the south-west and three states in the north-west for me to visit.
“We have seen that work are going on, in some places, there are issues of payment but the contractors are back to site because the president has orders for them to be paid and I’m sure payment to contractors commenced last week and will continue till next week.” Meanwhile, the opposition PDP has joined other Nigerians to pray for the quick recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, Yusuf. This follows the power bike accident which Yusuf was involved in, on Tuesday night, December 26.
kabsedo.com notes that the party offered prayers for the president’s son in a statement on Facebook signed by Kola Ologbondiyan the national publicity secretary on Thursday, December 28.(Naij)