Barrister Babatunde Fashola (SAN), Minister of Works, Power and Housing, on Monday had blamed the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party for abandoned federal government projects across the country.
While inspecting the building project of the federal secretariat, Awka, Anambra State Mr Babatunde Fashola uttered the above statement.
Describing the corruption during the PDP tenure, the minister said “They looted our collective destiny, prospects, jobs and so on. Reason not far-fetched from why the masses are suffering today.
That’s why there are no jobs. But we (APC) are trying to bring back smiles on the faces of Nigerians.”
Fashola, said the Buhari government inherited projects because past governments failed to complete them as a result of corruption.
“They awarded the contract without paying contractors, and when you don’t pay contractors you create problems down the labour ladder.
“This man here told me that he gets N30,000 per week. With such fund he will patronise pubs in the evening by eating Isiewu (goat head) and drinking with his friends in the evening and through such way wealth is distributed and redistributed; jobs are created.
“For instance, the contract for this federal secretariat was awarded in 2012 by the previous administration without making funds available for its completion. If the money meant for it was not stolen, it would have been completed before now.
“We are bringing back what was denied the people in the past to them; that’s the difference between a development administration and a corrupt regime,” the minister stated.