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”Nigerians will enjoy 24 hours power supply if Buhari is re-elected” – Rotimi Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation and Director general of the Buhari
campaign organization, Rotimi Amaechi has said Nigerians will enjoy 24
hours power supply if President Buhari is re-elected in 2019.

Amaechi disclosed this during an interactive session with the media in Abuja on Tuesday September 11th.

Speaking on why Buhari and the APC government deserves second term, Amaechi said

There is also an improvement in power. We have from 3000megawatt to
7000 but we are distributing 5000 because some of the Infrastructures
are not in good state  but we are slowly  fixing them.

“The expectation is that it should be 24 hours power supply but there
will still be a gap but if you give us a second term, that gap will be
closed.” he said

 Speaking further, the former Rivers state governor said

“Nigerians have taught me a lesson I learnt in politics and that is
why nothing bothers me again. The people praising you today, if you see
them when you are out of power, you will be shocked.  Those singing
hallelujah and hosanna will still be the same people to shout crucify
him tomorrow.

“We have done much more than transport. In terms of Corruption; this
economy was a rent economy. Public money was spent anyhow and it was an
economy that was not worked hard for. That is why you see politicians
today very rich and one year after government,  they are poor. They are
like that because they don’t know how to manage the money.

“When Buhari came, he said no and that we cannot continue to spend
anyhow. Buhari has not said people should not steal, he has rather kept
quiet to see who can steal because there is a consequence for stealing.

“I don’t want to say it has stopped completely but it has reduced.
Before, there were so many empty houses in Abuja. People were building
and speculating that new politicians will come in and buy but we came in
and could not buy because of the economy. So if you say Buhari has not
done anything on corruption, you are being most unfair.

“Also, the 2016 budget was 6percent capita but we are doing 20
percent capita now. We are doing 80 percent recurrent and 20 percent
capital. We believe that in the next two to three years, we will get to
30 percent capital and we will get there if we reduce the current
expenditure and deal with wastage.”

“It is also unfair if Nigerians think the ministry of works is not
working. The road to Bonny was abandoned after Obasanjo left government.

“The road was below N39bn but it is now N120bn. When I was Governor, 
I wrote to federal government under Jonathan  that I wanted to do the
road for N39bn but they didn’t reply me.

“My final year as governor,  energy wrote that they will take care of
50 percent of the bill and I wrote again to the Federal Government but
they didn’t reply because I was in APC. Now that the Federal government
wants to do it, the cost is now N120bn.

“So, Buhari government is dealing with corruption, building roads.
The worst roads in Nigeria used to be between Uyo and Calabar but it has
been awarded.

“The road to Enugu too that people are complaining about, contractors
are working on the roads already. The work may be slow but they are
working. When we came oil was $28 per barrel and our budget was $35 and
suddenly it dropped but the Minister of Budget managed it for us to
survive. Now oil is $74 but we still have not reached $110. If we get to
that, things will change rapidly. Also the Ilorin-Jebba road. So many
roads have been awarded.

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