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Lagos Ibadan Expressway Will Be Completed Before My Tenure Ends – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has come out to say that the 11.9km Second Niger Bridge and the 120 km Lagos-Ibadan Expressway will be completed before his regime ends in 2023.

He recently revealed this at the opening of a two-day Mid-Term Ministerial Performance Review Retreat, and Nigerians have been reacting.

According to him, he’ll keep highlighting some of the notable achievements of the Federal Government in the last two years, mostly in areas of infrastructure, transportation, economy, electricity supply, the petroleum industry, among others.

He added that Nigeria’s transportation system is getting better on a daily basis and he’ll keep working to improve it.

His words, “On transportation, we are growing the stock and quality of our road, rail, air and water transport infrastructure.”

‘‘The PIDF projects are also advancing remarkably. These include the 11.9km Second Niger Bridge, 120 km Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, 375 km Abuja – Kaduna – Zaria – Kano Expressway and the East-West Road. Most of these projects are expected to be completed within this 2nd term of our Administration.”

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Muhammadu Buhari GCFR (born 17 December 1942) is a Nigerian politician currently serving as the President of Nigeria, in office since 2015. He is a retired major general in the Nigerian Army and previously served as the nation’s head of state from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985, after taking power in a military coup d’état. The term Buharism is ascribed to the Buhari military government.

He unsuccessfully ran for the office of president of Nigeria in the 2003, 2007, and 2011 general elections. In December 2014, he emerged as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the March 2015 general elections. Buhari won the election, defeating the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan. This marked the first time in the history of Nigeria that an incumbent president lost to an opposition candidate in a general election. He was sworn in on 29 May 2015. In February 2019, Buhari was re-elected President, defeating his closest rival Atiku Abubakar by over 3 million votes.

Buhari has stated that he takes responsibility for anything over which he presided during his military rule, and that he cannot change the past. He has described himself as a “converted democrat”.

Muhammadu Buhari was born to a Fulani family on 17 December 1942, in Daura, Katsina State, to his father Hardo Adamu, a Fulani chief, and mother Zulaihat. He is the twenty-third child of his father. Buhari was raised by his mother, after his father died when he was about four years old.


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