Nigeria’s President, Buhari has defended his government’s decision to spend $1.9 billion on a rail project in Niger because he has family members there.
The President in an interview with Arise TV noted that he has and his government have decided to build a rail lines from Kano to Niger just to enable his relatives in the country easy access to Nigeria.
“I have cousins, family members, etc., in Niger Republic. I shouldn’t just cut them off,” Buhari justified his regime’s decision.
Explaining the other reasons why he has decided on the project he mentioned transportation of oil from the country to Nigeria and also more job creations.
Many Nigerians have criticized the decision of the government owing to the fact that the country is going through economic crisis because it hasn’t fully recovered from the coronavirus pandemic.