Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has condemned the abandonment of critical infrastructural projects after huge sums of money had been invested on them.
Saraki made the comment on Friday, February 10, while receiving Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello in Abuja.
The Senate President said the action has resulted in a waste and left the country with little options in times of eventualities.
Saraki noted that the non-completion of re-modeling projects of Minna airport has left the Federal Government with no option or backup to the diversion of flights to Kaduna to allow for the rehabilitation of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
“It makes a lot of sense to have an option. It is the lack of option that brings us to where we are that we cannot make a good choice,” he said.
Saraki, who disclosed that no provision was made in either the 2016 or 2017 budget for the rehabilitation of the Abuja Airport runway, expressed surprise that, “one will be wondering how such kind of decisions are arrived at.”
He however assured the Governor that funding provisions would be made for the completion of the abandoned dualization of the Suleja-Minna road project.
Saraki also urged the Federal Emergency Roads Management Agency (FERMA) to immediately commence the rehabilitation of the existing road to alleviate the sufferings of motorists and other users of the road.