Senate President Bukola Saraki briefing State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja…yesterday PHOTO: IBRAHIM SUMAILA/TA/BJO/NAN
Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has lamented the abandonment of critical infrastructural projects after investing huge amounts of money on them.
Receiving the Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, who paid him a visit yesterday, Saraki said the action has resulted in waste and left the country with little options in times of eventualities.
Saraki, in a statement signed by his Media Office, noted that the non-completion of re-modeling projects of Minna airport has left the Federal Government with no option or backup to the diversion of flights to Kaduna to allow for the rehabilitation of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Saraki, who disclosed that no provision was made in either the 2016 or 2017 budget for the rehabilitation of the Abuja Airport runaway, expressed surprise that, “one will be wondering how such kind of decisions are arrived at.”
He assured the Governor that funding provision would be made for the completion of the abandoned dualisation of Suleja-Minna road project.
He urged the Federal Emergency Roads Management Agency (FERMA) to immediately commence the rehabilitation of the existing road to alleviate the sufferings of motorists and other users of the road.
On the completion of Boro Port, Saraki said it was regrettable that the project was abandoned after huge sum of money had been invested in it.