The Federal Government has explained why the Federal Executive Council was approving multibillion naira contracts 18 days to the end of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
The Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo, and his water resources counterpart, Sulaiman Adamu, explained this after the cabinet meeting.
Sambo, while reacting to a question that sought to know the reason for the award of contracts which the outgoing ministers would not execute due to expiration of tenure on May 29, said the administration would continue to perform its duties up to May 28.
He said: “Ladies and gentlemen, without any intentions of mischief, this government was elected to function from 2019 to precisely 29th of May 2023. Should we now stop functioning one month before the next appointment because we are coming to the end of the tenure?
“This government must work. We expect the next government to also work until the very last day of their tenure.”
Adamu said contracted processes took time, saying the incoming government would continue from where this administration stopped since government remained a continuum.