Minister of Works , Dave Umahi, has sumned the budget for road projects inherited from past administration to about N14 trillion, covering 18,000 kilometers.
He said: âThe ministry inherited a total of 2,604 projects, worth N14 trillion and for 18,000 kilometers of road, thatâs what we had. Between when we came on board and now, about N4 trillion has been paid and so that is a balance of N10 trillion remaining.
âWe have a number of programs for road development under the previous administration. We inherited all the projects; we have not dropped any of them. But curious to know that some of these projects have lasted for 20 years, some 10 years. In fact, in most cases, they were never appropriated throughout every tenure.
According to him, some road projects that have lingered for about two decades and were never appropriated will, therefore, be terminated.
âSo I went to seek Mr. Presidentâs nod so that I will be able to terminate some of the projects that have stayed up to 10 years without any defined source of funding.â
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