May 29: Buhari leaving Nigeria better than he met it – Fashola

May 29: Buhari leaving Nigeria better than he met it – Fashola

May 29: Buhari leaving Nigeria better than he met it – Fashola

Babatunde Fashola, Minister of works and housing has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari is leaving the administration of the country better than he met it in 2015.

Fashola stated this in an interview with Channels Television,s Politics Today on Friday.

According to the Minister, the Buhari administration fulfilled the 2015 mantra of change.

While assessing Buhari’s administration, Fashola said the road infrastructure projects executed by the outgoing government have reduced the hours Nigerians spent travelling on roads.

He said, “I think it is a very difficult place to self-assess, but I think that from the feedback that we get from those we serve, clearly, the feedback is encouraging and it indicates that things have moved in a better direction from where we picked it up and that means that we have moved the needle.

“We made things better than they were and we lived our mantra of change in that sense.

“Travel time, for example, on some of the major roads when we did a survey about a year and a half ago has generally on average reduced by about 55 percent.

“Subject to the inflation and cost of living increases being experienced, we also saw that cost of travel had dropped by about 55 percent around the same period when we did the survey and that is good news for the economy.”

Speaking on Buhari’s anti-graft war, Fashola said most of the looted funds recovered by the outgoing administration were devoted to infrastructure projects, adding that the anti-corruption war is not all about arresting and jailing suspects.

When asked what he will do if he makes the cabinet of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s government, Fashola said it is “extremely hypothetical” that he will be among the next set of ministers, adding that it is time to give young people a chance.


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