The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has defended the outgoing administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, against those criticizing the government for being active few days to inauguration, emphasizing that contracts will be awarded and loans will be requested till last minute.
Fashola said this during an event in Akure, Ondo State on Thursday, May 25, 2023. According to him, the government must work until the very last day of its tenure.
“Some people are still saying why are they borrowing few days to their expiration, its because we don’t have enough money and people want infrastructure.
Some people are saying that why are we still awarding contracts few days to go, but they have forgotten that the tenure of this present administration ends at the midnight of 28th May, 2023 and when it is 12 midnight, Bola Tinubu takes over the government and that is why we are still working.
They forget that you the people of Nigeria through your representatives have passed a budget for us to implement.
If you don’t want borrowing that means government will increase your taxes because that is another way to pay the deficits and that is how it is done in any party of the world,” he said.