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We’re investing $1bn on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, others – FG

The Federal Government on Thursday said it turned into investing $1bn on the construction of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Second Niger Bridge, and Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano Expressway.

It disclosed this on the reputable establishing of the 51st Annual Conference of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, including that over N15tn could be required to bridge the country’s infrastructure deficit.

In his keynote cope with on the conference, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who turned into represented with the aid of the Minister of State for Works and Housing, Abubakar Aliyu, spoke on how the Federal Government have been intervening in a few selected sectors.

He said, “On roads, the government created the Presidential Infrastructure Development Fund, making an investment over one thousand million greenbacks in three flagship initiatives: the Lagos-lbadan Expressway, Second Niger Bridge, and Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano Expressway.

“The government also permitted Executive Order 7, which essentially mobilises non-public investment thru a tax credit scheme to encourage the non-public area to put money into road construction for tax rebates.

“Similarly, the implementation of the Highway Development and Management Initiative is ongoing. This is a PPP (public private partnership) programme to mobilise at the beginning over 1000000000000 naira in non-public investment for the development and upkeep of 1,963km of 12 roads.”

Also speaking on the event, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, stated the development of critical infrastructures along with the supply and protection of new roads and bridges, airports, rail infrastructure, amongst others, had salutary impacts on the actual estate sector.

“It is therefore in realisation of this fact that the Federal Government has taken planned steps to bridge our infrastructural deficit, that is estimated to be in extra of N15tn,” the minister, who turned into represented by an official of his ministry, Aisha Mohammed, said.

He stated the government understood that actual property improvement became hinged on land and changed into making aware efforts with appreciate to the accessibility, affordability and protection of land and titles.

Fashola stated, “Between July 2018 and May 2021, the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing has processed and issued 4,628 Certificates-of-Occupancy and a couple of,230 consents to secondary land transactions.

“These titles are utilized by holders to get right of entry to investible loans to start new agencies or grow current ones, for that reason increasing the economic system and growing jobs for our teaming youths.”

The President and Chairman of Council, NIESV, Okas Wike, referred to as for development in the security scenario throughout the u . S ., stressing that this become having excessive negative effect on the real estate quarter.

He said the Federal Government have to recognize that the implications of the lack of confidence situation on business sports in Nigeria couldn't be overemphasised, as considerable insecurity was hampering commercial enterprise investments.

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Abubakar Aliyu Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano Federal Government Lagos-Ibadan Yemi Osinbajo

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