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Jigawa governor says FG expends N1.62trn on infrastructure


[FILE PHOTO] Governor Muhammadu Badaru of Jigawa

From Governor Mohammad Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa State has come a revelation that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has released over N1.62trillion for infrastructure across the country in the last three and half years.

Badaru, who spoke during the opening of the 39th edition of the Kano international trade fair said that the President MuhammadU Buhari-led administration had invested heavily on capital projects despite scarce resources.

The governor said that the current administration inherited about 220 abandoned road projects and had completed them, and even constructed 130 additional roads spread across the country.

On power generation, Badaru explained that before the APC government came on board, power generation stood at 2000 megawatts. According to him, the Buhari-led government has so far boosted the power generation and distribution which currently stood at 7000 megawatts.

He said that plan was under way to connect all state capitals with rail lines to ease heavy dependence on road transport.

“Presently, our agenda for Nigeria is to see to a tremendous progress in the infrastructural development with toads, railway and diversification of the economy through agricultural revolution.

“We have so far completed over 220 abandoned roads across the nation and added 130 new roads all over the federation which have been slated for completion in the next level,” Badaru stated.

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje reminded the audience that Kano remained a business friendly environment and an investment destination due to relative peace enjoyed over the years.

He said Kano was collaborating with the Federal Government on installation of solar power energy at the popular Abubakar Rimi Market to ease the means of doing business.

President of KACCIMA, Dalhatu Abubakar, said the theme of the 39th annual trade fair, “ Ease of doing Business for sustainable development “ was carefully chosen to encourage conducive business environment in the country.

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