The Federal Government is to partner with India to boost infrastructure development in the country.
The Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing Mustpha Shehuri, who made this known in Abuja when the India’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Abhay Thakur, paid him a courtesy visit, said that the federal government has recorded remarkable achievements in road, power and housing sectors of the country since its inception in 2015.
The minister recalled that in 2015, power generation in the country was about 3,000 megawatts but the policies of the administration had improved generation and transmission to about 7,000 megawatts.
He said that the Federal Government inherited a decayed road sector with budgetary provision of about 15 billion naira in 2015.
According to him, the first budget of President Buhari’s administration in 2016 allocated over 270 billion naira to the road sector.
In his remarks, India’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Abhay Thakur, said the visit was to congratulate Nigerians for the successful and peaceful conduct of the February 23rd Presidential and National Assembly elections. p://pa:�=@�^1