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 As Nigeria mark 62nd Independence Anniversary some Nigerians have expressed joy over the infrastructure development in the country since independence A cross section of the respondents who spoke in Bauchi and Dutse described the Federal Government s commitment towards roads housing power and rail infrastructure development as commendable Mr Sabo Mohammed a political analyst in Bauchi State said the country witnessed massive progress in infrastructure development under President Mohammadu Buhari s administration He lauded the president for ensuring continuity of infrastructure development projects initiated by his predecessors He said the projects were designed to provide modern air sea rail and road transportation networks for ease of doing businesses reduce poverty creat jobs and enhance wealth creation Mohammed said that power and housing project initiatives would also address energy crisis enhance stable power supply and provide decent houses to tackle housing deficit in the country According to him the Buhari administration has executed about 5 000 kilometers of roads through the Presidential Infrastructure Development Fund and SUKUK Bond The gesture he said would encourage investment revamp industries and improved public service delivery to fast track sustainable social and economic development in the country He listed some of the projects to include the 2nd Niger Bridge Lagos Ibadan Expressway East West Road Abuja Kaduna Kano Expressway Gombe Yola Road Kano Maiduguri Expressway and Kirfi Gombe Road Mohammed said that some of the projects had been completed and inaugurated while others were at various stages of completion On rail sector Mohammed listed the Kaduna Abuja Lagos Kano Warri Itakpe Lagos Portharcourt standard gauge lines as well as Kano Maradi Rail line in Niger Republic In the energy sector he said the Federal Government initiated viable projects such as NLNG Train 7 Ajaokuta Kaduna Kano AKK pipeline project The AKK project on completion would saw an incremental 4 000MW of generating assets to the power sector he said Mohammed said the Zungeru and Kashimbila Hydro Power Plants were designed to complement systemic reforms and investments in the distribution and transmission segments of the electricity value chain The analyst said the country under the stewardship of Muhammadu Buhari also achieved giant leap in energy infrastructure development with signing of agreements on expanding gas supply to other African member states On July 28 2022 Nigeria signed a Memerandum of Understanding MoU with Algeria and Nigerien Governments for the implementation of the Trans Saharan Gas Pipeline TSGP project TSGP also known as NIGAL pipeline and Trans African gas pipeline is a planned natural gas pipeline from Nigeria to Algeria The gigantic project is seen as an opportunity to diversify the European Union s gas supplies Not to forget the infrastructure development in tertiary institutions across the country funded by Tertiary Education Trust Fund TETFund he said Mohammed said the projects were visible and incontrovertible assets in proof of what Nigeria s resources were invested in He however urged the Federal Government to complete all ongoing projects before the expiration of the tenure of President Buhari in 2023 Also Maryam Ibrahim and Babangida Muhammad residents of Dutse in Jigawa lauded the Nigerian government over its commitment to the infrastructure development in the country Muhammad noted tat the feat achieved in road infrastructure enhance transportation services as well as ease movement of goods and services across the country He advocated for practical measures to ensure rehabilitation and maintainance of the structures and urged Nigerians to protect national assets in their respective communities NewsSourceCredit NAN
Nigeria@62: Stakeholders commend Nigeria’s infrastructure devt

As Nigeria mark 62nd Independence  Anniversary, some Nigerians have expressed joy over the infrastructure development in the country since independence.

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Federal Government

A cross section of the respondents who spoke in Bauchi and Dutse, described the Federal Government’s commitment towards roads, housing, power and rail infrastructure development as commendable.

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Sabo Mohammed

Mr Sabo Mohammed, a political analyst in Bauchi State, said the country witnessed massive progress in infrastructure development under President Mohammadu Buhari’s administration.

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He lauded the president for ensuring continuity of infrastructure development projects initiated by his predecessors.

He said the projects were designed to provide modern air, sea, rail and road transportation networks for ease of doing businesses, reduce poverty, creat jobs and enhance wealth creation.

Mohammed said that power and housing project initiatives would also address energy crisis, enhance stable power supply and provide decent houses to tackle housing deficit in the country.

Presidential Infrastructure Development Fund and SUKUK Bond

According to him, the Buhari administration has executed about 5,000 kilometers of roads through the Presidential Infrastructure Development Fund and SUKUK Bond.

The gesture, he said, would encourage investment, revamp industries and improved public service delivery to fast track sustainable social and economic development in the country.

Niger Bridge

He listed some of the projects to include the 2nd Niger Bridge; LagosIbadan Expressway, East-West Road, Abuja-KadunaKano Expressway, GombeYola Road, Kano – Maiduguri Expressway and Kirfi – Gombe Road.

Mohammed said that some of the projects had been completed and inaugurated while others were at various stages of completion.

Lagos -Portharcourt

On rail sector, Mohammed listed the Kaduna – Abuja, Lagos – Kano,  Warri – Itakpe, Lagos -Portharcourt standard gauge lines as well as Kano – Maradi Rail line in Niger Republic.

Federal Government

In the energy sector, he said, the Federal Government initiated viable projects such as NLNG Train 7, Ajaokuta – Kaduna – Kano (AKK) pipeline project.

The AKK project on completion would saw an incremental 4,000MW of generating assets to the power sector, he said.

Zungeru and Kashimbila Hydro Power Plants

Mohammed said the Zungeru and Kashimbila Hydro Power Plants were designed to complement systemic reforms and investments in the distribution and transmission segments of the electricity value chain.

Muhammadu Buhari

The analyst said, the country under the stewardship of Muhammadu Buhari also achieved giant leap in energy infrastructure development with signing of agreements on expanding gas supply to other African member states.

Memerandum of Understanding

On July 28, 2022, Nigeria signed a Memerandum of Understanding (MoU) with Algeria and Nigerien Governments for the implementation of the Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline (TSGP) project.

TSGP; also known as NIGAL pipeline and Trans-African gas pipeline is a planned natural gas pipeline from Nigeria to Algeria.

European Union

The gigantic project is seen as an opportunity to diversify the European Union’s gas supplies.

Tertiary Education Trust Fund

“Not to forget the infrastructure development in tertiary institutions across the country funded by Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund),” he said.

Mohammed said the projects were visible and incontrovertible assets in proof of what Nigeria’s resources were invested in.

Federal Government

He, however, urged the Federal Government to complete all ongoing projects before the expiration of the tenure of President Buhari in 2023.

Maryam Ibrahim and Babangida Muhammad

Also, Maryam Ibrahim and Babangida Muhammad, residents of Dutse in Jigawa, lauded the Nigerian government over its commitment to the infrastructure development in the country.

Muhammad noted tat the feat achieved in road infrastructure enhance transportation services as well as ease movement of goods and services across the country.

He advocated for practical measures to ensure rehabilitation and maintainance of the structures, and urged Nigerians to protect national assets in their respective communities.

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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