– The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari recently sent a request for a $30 billion to the National Assembly
– A minister in the government is asking Nigerians to prevail on the National Assembly to approve the request
The federal government is asking Nigerians to help prevail on the National Assembly to approve the $30 billon loan proposal submitted to it by President Muhammadu Buhari recently.
The proposal is to enable the government execute key policy programmes and boost the economy, which has been in recession for many months.
Leadership reports that Rotimi Amaechi, the Nigerian transport minister, made the appeal in Ilorin, Kwara state while speaking at the north central edition of the government’s town hall meeting organised by the ministry of Information and Culture.
Amaechi also noted that the All Progressives Congress is not Jesus Christ and did not promise to resolve all Nigeria’s challenges in one year.
Emphasizing that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari would deliver on its promises since the time for excuses are over, Amaechi, a former governor of Rivers state, said: “We will not disappoint Nigerians, if anyone tells you we will that person is deceivingly you…You won’t believe it if we tell you that we are also suffering just because we are ministers.
“I think the message you want us to hear is that things are difficult. I can say government has heard you. But we need to correct certain wrong impression they are giving you.
“We knew when we took over that there were challenges. As chairman of the Governors Forum we knew there was corruption, we saw how people were carting money away in bags, but many of you didn’t believe me when I said that.
“You will recall that I started the issue of missing $29 billion and then the arguments began and up till now we don’t know what happened.
“Even if it was 10 billion pounds and it was recovered, just imagine how far that would have helped us today.
“But we are no longer going to complain about the challenges we met in office. But don’t forget that we are not Jesus Christ, we didn’t promise we would solve our problems in one year, otherwise you would have given us one year mandate. But you gave us four years, so wait till that four years to complain.”
He revealed that the railway sector is expected to get $6.1 billion out of the $30 billion loan request currently before the National Assembly.
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