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Anniversary: Nwoye hails Tinubu on massive road infrastructure, students’ loan initiatives

 

Dr Ben Nwoye, the former Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State, has hailed President Bola Tinubu’s administration on massive road infrastructure and students’ loan initiatives within a year.

Nwoye gave the commendation while speaking to newsmen in Enugu on Thursday on impactful projects and programmes embarked on by Tinubu’s administration as he marks his one year in office.

He said that the present administration had set in motion massive and legacy road constructions such as the Lagos-Calabar Super Coastal Multi-Carriage Highway.

According to him, this Coastal Multi-Carriage Highway will traverse most states in the South-West and South-South as well as have overflow branches to about two states in the South-East.

He said: “We also have fast and solid work ongoing in the Enugu-Onitsha Dual Carriage Highway and Enugu-Aba-Port Harcourt Dual Carriage Highway; the second Niger Bridge is given attention and rail transport has been revived in every corner of the country.

“We are also witnessing such advances in road contractions in other parts of the country, even up North.

“What is happening and made real by President Tinubu’s administration has been copied and stepped down by various state governors as they have increased the tempo of road infrastructure construction and provision in their states.”

Nwoye, who is a foundation member of APC, also said that the students’ loan scheme remained “a great classic initiative”.

The APC chieftain said that this initiative would be one thing President Tinubu would be remembered for in the next 100 years.

According to him, this is just as we remember the Great Awolowo for free education in the South-West.

“For us that studied abroad; funding or money was never an impediment for one going or not going to school, as you can get a study grant or student free-interest educational loan to fully fund your education without any limit.

“This is one initiative that will act as a social leveler and make children from indigent families achieve their full potential as well as them having a sense of belonging to being Nigerians,” he said.

Nwoye, however, urged Tinubu to work hard with his economic team and agencies to arrest the growing inflation that is hitting hard on the people.

“The current inflation rate is making living and business planning difficult; that is the reality,” he said.

He said that the government should also check and reduce the cost of energy (electricity, gas, petrol, kerosene) “as it is having a daily impact on the expenses of individuals, families and corporate organisations”.

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