The minister for Information and culture Mr. Lai Mohammed has told the general public that this administration under President Muhammadu Buhari will not share money.
He said that rather, the administration will endevour to provide the basic needs.
“Yes, people are complaining of no money and high cost of living, but I want to tell you that it would have been worse today but for the massive infrastructural development this government is investing on.’ – He said
The minister made this known in Tatabu village near Mokwa in Niger state while inspecting the reconstructed and rehabilitated Ilorin-Jebba- Mokwa road project.
He added “When people make this complaints, they easily forget that for 16 years, one political party was in power, sharing money, when this road became completely failed.”
“APC in three years, has fixed this road to this level. I think it speaks for itself.”
“Before now, it takes about five days for trucks to move from Ilorin to Jebba. Today, it takes only two hours.”
“Today, on this road, you can see free movement of goods and services which is the beginning of revival of the economy”, he said.
The minister added: “We are not a government that will share money like what others did which put the country in a mess.
“This government believed in investing in infrastructure because if you get this rightly, it will translate to wealth creation”.
“Let us take for instance, if this road contract costs N10 billion and we share it to political stooges in this area at N1 million each, we will only give 1,000 people and there will be no road”.
“At the long run, those that we share the money to will join in abusing the government of non-performance”.
“On our part, we will rather slowly and painstakingly revive our economy through infrastructural development and we have a lot of stories to tell on this”.