Tinubu Establishes Renewed Hope Infrastructure Fund to Address Nigeria’s Funding Gap

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In a significant move aimed at addressing Nigeria’s substantial infrastructure funding gap, President Bola Tinubu has authorized the establishment of the Renewed Hope Infrastructure Fund. This initiative seeks to bridge the country’s funding deficit of $25 billion annually in infrastructure development.

The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, announced the Renewed Hope Infrastructure Fund after Monday’s Federal Executive Council meeting held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Idris has stated that a new fund for infrastructure development will be created within the Presidency, indicating its significance and commitment. He has emphasized that President Tinubu decided to establish this fund after consulting with the Federal Executive Council.

Providing further insights into the initiative, Zacch Adedeji, the Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, outlined the key areas of focus for the Renewed Hope Infrastructure Fund. These include investments in road construction, railway expansion, agricultural development, port infrastructure, and aviation projects.

Adedeji elucidated that the fund’s objective is to bolster critical sectors of the economy and drive sustainable growth and development across the nation.

Furthermore, it was disclosed that the launch of the Renewed Hope Infrastructure Fund is slated to occur within the coming months. This timeline aligns with the preparation of a supplementary budget by the Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, Abubakar Bagudu, to accommodate the necessary funding allocations for the initiative.

The establishment of the Renewed Hope Infrastructure Fund signals a renewed commitment to addressing Nigeria’s infrastructure challenges and propelling the country towards a path of prosperity and advancement. With a focus on strategic investments and effective resource utilization, this initiative holds the potential to catalyze transformative change and unlock new opportunities for economic development and social progress.


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