Minister of Works, Dave Umahi, asserted his authority during a meeting with contractors in Abuja, stating that only President Bola Tinubu and God hold the power to override his instructions.
Umahi also dismissed rumors circulating within the construction industry that the cost of cement would skyrocket to N9,000 if the government were to construct concrete roads. He claimed that these allegations were part of a larger campaign against him orchestrated by influential figures in the construction sector.
“This is my line of instructions and I will do whatever the president instructs me to do. He is the only one and God that can cancel my instructions; so don’t waste your time reporting me to anyone apart from these two.
“No matter the amount of blackmail and lies, it will not prevail,” the minister reassured.
Rabiu revealed that his company is actively working towards reducing the price of cement in Nigeria, in order to support the government’s efforts to lower the cost of the product.
He made these statements after a meeting with President Bola Tinubu, further adding that BUA Group plans to establish two new cement plants by the end of this year or early next year to achieve this objective.