President Muhammadu Buhari has insisted that his government is delivering on its election campaign promises as represented by many infrastructural projects it had executed in the last three years.
The President, who spoke today, Thursday as he commissioned the Abuja light rail system, remarked: “today, what we have in the Federal Capital Territory is another evidence that we are a government that delivers on its promises.
“I have observed keenly other milestones that this Administration has achieved, especially in the areas of education, public utilities and infrastructure development.”
President Buhari promised Nigerians that his government will continue to support all the negotiations towards the realization of the Abuja Light Rail system even as he commend the efforts of the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello and the support and patience of the residents for the fruition of the project.
“The completion of this very important project is a dream come-true . I commend the Hon. Minister of F.C.T for the hard work and sense of purpose towards the realization of this long awaited modern transportation system for both FCT residents and visitors.
“This accomplishment clearly demonstrates our commitment to addressing critical infrastructural projects and keeping with the ideals of the Change Agenda to ensure prudence in the management of public resources, value for money considering the huge investments in this project.
“Transportation is the live wire of any city. I am very optimistic that a modern rail service would bring about a boost to the FCT economy and greatly enhance social life. I am aware that what we have on ground today are coaches meant to provide skeletal services as we await the main set of the rolling stock for full operations.”
Buhari thanked the Government and people of China for their investment in the Nigerian economy with reference to the CCECC Limited, the Contracting Firm, for the quality of work and timely delivery of this project.
“Let me place on record the Nigerian government’s appreciation to the Government of China and the EXIM Bank of China for their support on this and many other projects currently being executed in the country. This gesture further cements the already existing cordial relations and developmental partnership between Nigeria and the People’s Republic of China.