Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has mentioned that President Muhammadu Buhari will proceed to award contracts till the final minute of his administration.  Speaking in Akure, Ondo State whereas flagging off the N90 billion dualisation of the 49km dilapidated Akure/Ado-Ekiti freeway on Thursday, May 25, Fashola who reacted to the controversy that has trailed the current contracts awarded, acknowledged that the outgoing authorities has the proper to award contracts till the final hour. He mentioned; Buhari can award contracts till the final minute. So we will work till the final minute. Those criticising us are ignoramus. Some persons are saying that why are we nonetheless awarding contracts with few days to go, however they’ve forgotten that tenure of this current administration ends at midnight of twenty eighth May 2023 at 11.59 pm and when it’s 12 am, Bola Tinubu takes over the federal government and that’s the reason we’re nonetheless working.They neglect that you simply the folks of Nigeria via your representatives have handed a price range for us to implement. Some persons are nonetheless saying why are they borrowing a number of days to their expiration, its as a result of we dont come up with the money for and folks need infrastructure. If you dont need borrowing which means the federal government will improve your taxes as a result of that’s one other strategy to pay the deficits and that’s how it’s performed in any a part of the world.So this highway goes to price over a 90billion naira, we wish the highway and we’re saying that Buharis administration is borrowing cash, who’s now going to present us cash to do it? Some states are borrowing cash exterior the nation, nonetheless, they will pay it again. So this highway just isn’t funded by debt, is funded by a coverage of Buharis known as Tax (*28*) Policy, the place the personal sectors make investments their tax upfront and it’s paid again later. So what it means is that Federal Government has agreed to kind for different income to have a highway. But that coverage is working.Im additionally right here to let you know that we will be abandoning sustainable growth right here whether or not we’re nonetheless within the workplace or not. This highway will be constructed as a result of NNPC via the tax credit score has dedicated to fund it.The submit Buhari will approve contracts till May 28 – Fashola appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.

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