Nigeria: Govt to spend N3trn on projects in 2016

*Construction of the Lagos Light Rail is a light rail system.

*Construction of the Lagos Light Rail is a light rail system.

28 March 2016, Lagos — The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Sunday, said the Federal Government had set aside N3 trillion for projects in 2016.

Shehu disclosed this while speaking with newsmen in Abuja.

According to him, the government of President Buhari will make sure that contractors are mobilised and paid for executing the jobs.

He urged Nigerians to be patient with the All Progressives Congress-led government as it would deliver.

He added that “unlike what we have in the past, this government will award contracts and back them up with money to ensure their conclusion.

“Nigerians will be happy in a short while; let us just have a little more patience.”

The presidential aide, who said he attended the event to identify with the celebrator who had been a long-standing companion, noted that
the Federal Government had saved more than N3 trillion from the Treasure Single Account (TSA).
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