🛣Bad Roads: FG Releases N650Bn💸 For Capital Projects

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The Federal Government said on Wednesday that road construction and repairs under the Ministry of Works and Housing were a major beneficiary of N650bn so far released for capital projects in the 2019 budget.

It also named the ministries of transportation and power among the biggest beneficiaries of the funds released.

The Minister of Finance/Budget/National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, gave the figure in Abuja, while speaking with State House Correspondents after the meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, had said the nation's roads were not as bad as they were portrayed.

He also said poor funding was the reason road projects were not executed at a faster pace by the government.

On Wednesday, Ahmed was asked to respond to the excuse given by Fashola. She said, "It is true that we are not able to fund the budget 100 per cent, but whenever we release funds for capital projects, the Ministry of Power, the Ministry of Works and Housing are always the priority and the Ministry of Transportation."

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