FG Committed To Infrastructural Development To Address Poverty, Unemployment – Boss Mustapha

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha says the present administration is committed to infrastructural development to address poverty, unemployment and slow economic growth.

Speaking during a town hall meeting on Nigeria’s Infrastructure Revolution in Abuja. Mr Boss Mustapha said despite scarce resources the Buhari led administration had explored various sources to finance infrastructure development the country.

While acknowledging the role of Public and Private partnership in addressing infrastructure deficit, Mr Mustapha said the Federal Government would continue to deliver, sustain and invest heavily on infrastructure in all the Six Geo political Zones.

Also speaking, Minister of Works and the Housing Mr Babatunde Fahola said despite Covid-19 pandemic and security challenges, the Administration embarked on road projects, bridges and other infrastructure that would last Fifty Years.

According to the minister, many of the ongoing housing projects in all the States of the Federation was to provide affordable accommodation and address housing deficit in the country.

Minister of Water resources Mallam Mohammed Adamu said the present administration inherited a collapsed water system in 2015 with no infrastructure to enhance all dams across the country.

Mallam Adamu therefore urged state governments to support the federal government’s efforts in ensuring infrastructure in the water sector.

The chairman of the occasion and former National Chairman of APC ,Chief John Odigie Oyegun explained that the ruling party had achieved its campaign promise in addressing infrastructure challenges.

Chief Oyegun however appealed to the forum to provide a way forward in sustaining the achievements recorded and do more in the remaining two years of the administration.

The organiser of the forum, Mr Mark Wabara while highlighting some of the infrastructure achievement in the last six years in Transportation, Aviation, Works and housing, power and ICT urged citizens not to loose hope in the Nigeria Project.

Over Two Thousand infrastructure experts attended the forum with the theme: Nigeria’s Infrastructure Revolution Road to the New Future.

Kayode Oyedare/Abuja

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