FG has 69 Infrastructural Projects ongoing in South-East - Lai Mohammed
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FG has 69 Infrastructural Projects ongoing in South-East – Lai Mohammed

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Lai Mohammed - FG has 69 Infrastructural Projects ongoing in South-East - Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government has refuted the statement credited to the Governors of the states in the South-east, that the region has been shortchanged in the implementation of infrastructural projects, saying there are 69 ongoing projects in the region alone.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, issued the rebuttal in Ilorin on Thursday, at a lecture by Mr. Festus Keyamo, spokesman for the President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organization.

”While this claim may have made headlines, it is totally untrue. His Excellencies were either misquoted or they were quoted of context. Either way, this allegation flies in the face of available evidence,” he said, promising to publish THE full list of the projects and the state-by-state breakdown.

Alhaji Mohammed said no part of the country, including the South-east, has been left out of the massive infrastructural projects of this Administration, adding that from the proceeds of the 100 billion Naira Sukuk Bond alone, the South-east got 16.6 billion Naira worth of projects, just alike any other zone.

He listed the four projects covered by the Sukuk Bond proceeds in the South-east as Enugu-Port Harcourt Dual Carriageway Section II (Umuahia Tower-Aba Township Rail/Road Bridge Crossing in Abia State; Enugu-Port Harcourt Dual Carriageway Section I (Lokpanta-Umahia Tower) in Abia State; Outstanding section of the Onitsha-Enugu Expressway (Amansea – Enugu State Border) and the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway Section III (Enugu-Lokpanta) in Enugu State

The Minister said he had gone on a media inspection of the roads, as well as the Aba-Port Harcourt section of the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway and the 2nd Niger Bridge, where the contractor has completed the first three phases of the project.

”In conclusion, the South-east has never had it so good in the area of infrastructure. Had the previous Administrations done even half of what we are doing now in that region, no one will be complaining today. It is alright to ask for more, but it is unfair to say nothing has been done,” he said.

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  1. Taylor

    August 23, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    I don’t blame you. The award you received from United Nations as ‘the greatest lier in the whole universe’ is still pushing you to get more. If you like go and put all your symbols everywhere on that road to make a claim. The Enugu-Port Harcourt dual carriage way was awarded in 2014 by past administration and work commenced in November 2014. By the time the new government took over, the denied contractors sponsorship and they moved out from sites. Whatever you like say we already know your trade mark is lies. It is a known fact, that SE is not in the scheme of things in the life of this administration and we’re not bothered because everything that has a beginning also has an end. 2019 is around the corner, you’re now seeking for our votes amidst lies. In the rail gauge design published by the past administration, all state capitals and major cities were linked to the projects but when present government came to power, Chibuike Amaechi and co deliberately cut off all the SE areas from the projects as Mr President continuously denigrated the SE in his 95% / 5% remarks. They’re waiting for you people in 2019.

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