Friday, 10 February 2017

Senate President laments desertion of critical infrastructural projects

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Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has lamented the desertion of critical infrastructural projects after huge sum was invested on them.
He disclosed this while receiving the Niger State Governor; dr Abubakar Sani Bello, who paid him a courtesy visit today in Abuja, the senate president said the action has resulted in a waste and left the country with little options in times of contingencies.
He noted that the re-modeling projects of Minna airport has left the Federal Government with no option but diversion of flights to Kaduna to allow for the rehabilitation of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
The senate president further assured the Governor that funding provision would be made for the completion of the abandoned Suleja-Minna road project and Boro Port.
It is worth noting that the Governor had earlier urged the Senate to intervene and ensure that urgent completion of abandoned project at Minna Airport with the aim of making it a backup to Kaduna airport after the closure of Abuja airport.

He further added that the runaway at the Minna Airport is longer than that of Kaduna airport, and proposed that the two airports should be designated for the diversion to avoid national embarrassment.
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