Buhari Orders Maximum Security Along Railway Corridors


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President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Ministry of Transportation and relevant security agencies to ensure the provision of maximum security along the railway corridors.

The president gave the order at the closing ceremony of the 2022 Ministerial Performance Review Retreat on Tuesday, October 18, in Abuja.

He said the order had become imperative in view of the huge investment made in the rail sector and the need to safeguard lives and property of the citizens.

He said;

We must ensure the safety of our rail users and strive to achieve the intended economic goals. We must at the same time ensure realizable schedules and first-class maintenance.

Following the milestones recorded in the road sector, coupled with the innovative ways of funding road infrastructure, the Ministry of Works and Housing has been directed to compile a list of all completed roads, bridges, and other infrastructure for commissioning before the end of this Administration.

The president also directed the Federal Government’s investment in the reconstruction of 21 selected ongoing Federal Roads totaling 1,804.6km.

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According to him, the road projects which are being executed under the Road Infrastructure Development and Refurbishment Investment Tax Credit Policy must be closely monitored and tracked to ensure the roads are completed on schedule.

In line with the outcome of the Panel session on Priority 4 (Improve Transportation and Other Infrastructure), the Ministry of Aviation is hereby directed to conclude and ensure the take-off of the National Carrier Project before the end of the year.’

In order to expand the fiscal space and improve the nation’s revenue generation efforts, Buhari directed the Ministry of Finance, Budget, and National Planning to ensure the effective implementation of the Strategic Revenue and Growth Initiative.

In the same vein, we must also build synergy between the fiscal and monetary authorities in order to avoid unnecessary drawbacks in our economic planning and performance.

On the implementation of the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund, the president directed that a monitoring and evaluation framework be put in place by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with relevant agencies and partners to track the disbursement and utilization of the Fund.

On humanitarian issues, Buhari noted that in the three years of existence of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, the ministry had provided substantial support and assistance to vulnerable citizens through various programmes.

He, therefore, directed the Minister to facilitate and work with the Attorney General of the Federation in transmitting the Federal Executive Council’s approved National Social Investment Programme Establishment Bill (2022) to the National Assembly.

This, he said, would ensure the sustainability of this important programme which leaves a lasting legacy for the vulnerable Nigerians in this Administration.


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