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2016 Budget: Execution Of Railway Projects A Priority –APC


Ayodele Afolabi,  Abuja

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has disclosed that the execution of national railway projects contained in the recently assented N6.06 trillion 2016 National Budget is one of the priorities for the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

While recalling that 30 per cent of 2016 budgetary provision has been committed to capital projects, the APC National Chairman identified the railway projects as one of the critical infrastructural focuses of the administration.

Odigie-Oyegun made the disclosure in Abuja at a dinner held in his honour by Saint Patrick’s College (SPC), Asaba, Old Boys Association (Abuja Branch) on Saturday night. The APC National Chairman graduated from the school in 1957.

“As at today, the economy is in the process of being reflated; meaning that money is being put into the system. Contractors are being mobilised to go back to work. New contracts will be awarded. The railway will be one of the very first priorities. We will for the first time go from Kano to Lagos through Benin City all the way to Calabar by rail.” Odigie-Oyegun stated after receiving an achievement award from the Abuja Branch President of Saint Patrick’s College (SPC), Asaba, Old Boys Association, Ogbuefi Tony Anyameluhor.

The APC National Chairman said that the administration was in the process of building a new solid foundation and credible image for the country. He appealed for patience and the cooperation from Nigerians as the administration works to pull the country out of the present hardships.

“We are not shutting our eyes to the pains of the Nigerian people because it is real. It is genuine. We can only plead for patience. Thank God the APC government has its very first national budget and the implementation of that budget will be passionately pursued.” Odigie-Oyegun said.


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