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BREAKING: Buhari Leaving Nigeria Better Than When He Took Over – Fashola

BREAKING: Buhari Leaving Nigeria Better Than When He Took Over – Fashola

Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Works and Housing, has claimed that Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is leaving the country better than he met it eight years ago.

Fashola made the claim while speaking on ARISE News on Thursday.

According to the former Governor of Lagos State, things are better in the construction industry during the Buhari administration.

Fashola stated that the contract for the repair of the tortuous Benin-Sapele-Warri road has just been awarded following the funding from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

He said: “Things are better. In the construction industry, they were laying off people when I took office, and that includes housing construction, and now they are employing more people.

“The support industry, mining for construction materials, sand aggregates, crushed tools, that industry capacity has doubled in the last eight years.

“Talking of Benin-Warri-Sapele road, we have just awarded the contract because we got funding from the NNPC. And there are other roads that we have not touched. And I understand that the ones that we have done are no longer newsworthy.

“Nigeria has a huge shelter problem, with a large number of the citizens going after the largely limited houses, making purchase and rental of accommodation extremely expensive, unaffordable and inaccessible for many Nigerians.”

Although he admitted that Nigeria has an urban housing gap, Fashola stated that the deficit data quoted by several Nigerians were non-existent.

Fashola said it is ignorant for some Nigerians to believe that the country has as much as a 17 million housing deficit, maintaining that there’s nowhere in the world where that figure exists.

He disclosed that in the past, he had reached the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), and the World Bank as well as one of his predecessors in office to authenticate the information, which he said they all disowned.

“First of all, I am not disputing what doesn’t exist. I’m just telling you that it doesn’t exist. If you have the figure and the basis for arriving at it, put it out and let us have a discussion about it.

“I am saying that the first figure that was

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