President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, said that without the intervention of his administration on rail and road projects, people, especially those from the South-West, could have been trekking from Lagos to Ibadan.
President Buhari stated this when he received in audience a delegation from Kaduna State, led by the Emir of Zazzau, Ahmed Bamalli, and the state’s Deputy Governor, Hadiza Balarabe, at the State House, Abuja.
The President said: “My objective was very clear. Despite the dwindling resources, I wanted to deal with infrastructure across the country.
“We should look at advancement in terms of infrastructure. No country can advance without infrastructure. There used to be railways. People from Southern Kaduna will remember this.
“Which country can advance without road, rail and power? That’s why I wanted to sort out infrastructure, knowing that Nigerians are competitive by nature, and they will face their businesses when there’s road, rail and power.”
Besides, the President said the challenge of commuting in the South West had been improved.