- Governor Bello hails Tinubu’s road projects over palliatives, emphasizes infrastructure’s poverty-alleviating impact; praises “realistic” Minister Umahi’s commitment
- Bello praises Tinubu’s road focus, lauds realistic Minister Umahi, advocates sincerity for quality infrastructure, and Minister’s concrete road plan
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has stated that President Bola Tinubu’s road construction and other critical infrastructure will benefit the people more than palliatives.
Bello made the remarks while inspecting work on the Abuja-Lokoja road with the Minister of Works, Mr. Dave Umahi.
By fixing roads across the country, we will alleviate poverty, which is preferable to giving out palliatives, he said.
He stated that the Abuja-Lokoja road is vital to the people’s socioeconomic lives because it connects the southwest, south-south, and southeast regions to the Federal Capital Territory and the northern parts.
Bello praised President Tinubu for appointing Umahi as Minister of Works, describing him as a “field man” who will deliver the “Renewed Hope” project.
He is not a media show man, he is a realistic man who works round the clock. He has done it as a governor in Ebonyi and he will do it again as a minister of works, he added.
As a result, Bello advised civil servants to work with sincerity and commitment for the ex-governor to deliver quality infrastructure to the country.
Meanwhile, the Minister has promised to build concrete roads across the country, claiming that they are more durable, irreversible, and require no maintenance for 50 years.
As a result, he urged contractors to submit bids for concrete roads.
Palliative: Bauchi Gov Bala Constitutes Committee For Distribution
Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has constituted a palliative distribution committee to immediately implement the Federal Government’s palliative programme in the state.
WITHIN NIGERIA reports that the Federal Government, last Thursday, announced the release of N180 billion palliative package to states to cushion the impact of the fuel subsidy removal. Each state is expected to get N5 billion and 180 trucks of rice.
Addressing journalists shortly after a stakeholders meeting held at the Government House, Bauchi,
Gov Mohammed said the distribution of palliatives would commence soon, adding that the committee would develop the framework for how assistance would be rendered to beneficiaries.