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Federal Government Releases N650BN For Capital Road Projects  
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Federal Government Releases N650BN For Capital Road Projects  

Jayfred Ugo

Jayfred Ugo

The Federal Government has said that the Ministry of Works and Housing has been handed a sum of N650bn for capital projects in the 2019 budget.

Mrs Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance/Budget/National Planning, disclosed this while speaking with state house correspondents during the Federal Executive Council meeting held in Abuja. The meeting was presided over by the Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, had come under criticism after he claimed that the nation's roads were not as bad as they were portrayed.

Fashola, however, blamed poor funding as the reason road projects were not executed at a faster pace by the government.