According to President Muhammadu Buhari, if he had not intervened with rail and road projects, Nigerians would have been trekking from Lagos to Ibadan.
Speaking on Tuesday February 22 at the presidential villa while receiving a delegation from Kaduna state, the President said that by prioritising infrastructure projects, particularly the Lagos-Ibadan expressway and rail line, hardship was reduced.
“My objective was very clear, despite the dwindling resources, I wanted to deal with infrastructure across the country.
We should look at advancement in terms of Infrastructure. No country can advance without infrastructure.
“The people from south-west can tell better because between Lagos and Ibadan by now, if we hadn’t done what we did, people would have been trekking because the road was not there, the rail was not there and there was so much insecurity.
“But we thank the international community. We thank China and Chinese investors, who came along to support the Lagos-Ibadan transport projects.”