Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transport has explained how President Muhammadu Buhari has improved the value of land in areas where railways and roads are being constructed by the Federal Government.
NEWS MAIL NG reports that Amaechi said this while speaking to Daily Trust. He said the infrastructural projects embarked upon by the current administration has rubbed off positively on people in different ways.
“They blame us for insecurity, but they must not forget that the reason there is insecurity is that the economy does not empower Nigerians. As a governor, I would say that if a government can’t produce a legitimate economy, Nigerians will produce for themselves an illegitimate economy. People are poor.”
“I ask people if they honestly believe the President Buhari government brought poverty. It does not happen one day; it is a gradual process that cumulatively climaxed in our government.
“If anybody thinks he can solve it in a day, the person is joking. The next government will not solve it in their eight years. What people expected was for us to bring out the money to share, which was the norm before, but Buhari said “no, it is not sustainable.”
“If we had a productive economy, the man is certainly sure that empowerment is far important than living on money given as a gift. That money will not sustain the person for a month, and when it finishes, the person will come back to the streets to beg again.
“All the areas we are constructing railways, people are competing in the purchase of land because the value of land has increased. If Buhari has done nothing, he has improved the value of land in your village; the same with roads.”