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Tinubu inherited N14tr worth of road projects – Umahi

ENGR David Umahi, the Minister of Works, says President Bola Tinubu’s administration inherited N14 trillion worth of road projects across the country.

Umahi spoke at the Presidential Villa, adding that N4 trillion has been paid to contractors by the current administration.

According to Umahi, there are 2,604 road projects totaling 18,000 kilometres that were left over from the previous administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

“The ministry inherited a total of 2,604 projects worth N14 trillion and for 18,000 kilometers of road; that is what we inherited.

“Between when we came on board and now, about N4 trillion has been paid. And so that is a balance of N10 trillion,” he said on Saturday.

“Now, this N10 trillion, we have defined sources that could fund up to N4 trillion. But curious to know that some of these projects have lasted for 20 years, some 10 years. In fact, in most cases, they were never appropriated throughout every tenure,” Umahi said.

The minister stated that President Bola Tinubu had given him permission to cancel some pointless project.

“So, I went to seek Mr. President’s nod so that I will be able to terminate some of the projects that have stayed up to 10 years without any defined source of funding,” he said.

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