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Past administration left N6 trillion debt on ongoing road projects – Umahi



Dave Umahi

The Federal Government has revealed that it inherited a funding gap of over N6 trillion from most of the ongoing road projects initiated by the past administration.

The Federal Minister of Works, Mr Dave Umahi made this known in a statement on Monday, which can be seen on the official website of the ministry.

The minister reiterated the current administration’s commitment to actualizing sustainable road infrastructure development throughout the country, adding that President Tinubu was ready to change the ugly state of roads.

Umahi also mentioned that President Tinubu had allocated N300 billion to the Ministry of Works to build new roads and repair existing ones throughout the country.

In a bid to ensure the quality of road construction projects across the country is of topmost quality, the Federal Ministry of Works has called on the public to supervise ongoing palliative construction projects that are being financed by the government.

Umahi directed that whenever members of the public come across poorly constructed roads, they should photograph the defects observed, indicate the location and contractor of the ongoing project, and immediately report the same to 08030986263, 08037086137, or 08106423197.