Federal Government has assured that road projects initiated by former President Goodluck Jonathan would be completed under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
This was disclosed in a letter to Nigerian Pilot, in response to investigative efforts by the media to unravel reasons behind the abandonment of major road projects across the country immediately President Buhari assumed office.
The letter signed by the Director of Information in the
Ministry, Mr Bisi Agbonhin on behalf of the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Works, Mr. Dauda S. Kigbu, attributed the abandonment of most road projects and delay in the completion to rainy season.
According to him, “I am directed to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 02, 2015 where you sought to clarify the veracity of the allegations that most federal government-owned projects, including major roads and highways have long been abandoned by contractors either due to outstanding contractual fees or politics of the day.
“There is the possibility that construction of roads nationwide may have slowed down due largely to the rains as is usually the case at this season of the year and as such does not give reason for insinuations of abandonment.”
It would be recalled that many contractors abandoned works on sites few weeks after President Buhari took over power, complaining of starvation of funds, which denied them the opportunity to complete the contracts.

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