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Minister Lai Mohammed says FG committed to providing key infrastructure

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The Minister of Information and
Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said on Thursday that despite dwindling
resources, the Federal Government was still committed to providing key
infrastructure for the benefits of the people.

The
Minister stated this at the inauguration of the Interchange Bridge and
Inner Southern Expressway linking AYA in Asokoro to the Abuja city
centre.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
reports the projects were inaugurated by Mohammed and the Minister of
Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Bello.
NAN
reports that both ministers also inspected the newly completed bridge
over Aso Villa Roundabout which terminated Murtala Muhammad Express Way
(Kubwa Expressway) at the Asokoro end also in FCT.
Mohammed said that the projects were key to the change mantra of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration that “infrastructural investment is key to economic growth”.
“This administration is passionate about infrastructural development particularly roads.
“These projects will tremendously decongest traffic around Abuja and open up the city,” he said.
He
said the projects were particularly significant coming at a time the
city would be hosting two major international conferences –
International Press Institute Conference and the United Nations World
Tourism Organisation Conference.
The FCT minister said that the Southern Expressway “is one of the major ancillary roads bringing traffic into the city which has been under construction for some time”.
He
said the roads were clear manifestation of what the administration
stood for in terms of using capital budget and funding for completion of
critical infrastructure
“It is one
of the priority roads that, when we came in as an administration, we
realised that there was need for it to be completed.
“We also realise that funding for the project had been quite slow over the years.
“We therefore discussed with the contractors and agreed on specific milestones.
“We decided that there is need to complete the bridge which is the most critical aspect of the job.
“Over
the last few months, we have been able to fund the contractor with over
N2 billion and they were able to complete the road as well as the
linkage from AYA roundabout’’,
he said.
The Minister said that the Aso Villa roundabout bridge was completed within a year.

The
Director of Engineering, FCTA, Hadi Shehu, who took the two ministers
and their entourage round said the projects would give relief to the
gridlock being experienced by commuters from Nyanyan-Karu axis into the
town
Specifically, he said the road which
would be opened for traffic immediately traversed and linked three
major arteries in the city.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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