Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the House would not oppose plans by the executive to borrow money to fund infrastructural projects across the country.
He spoke on Monday at the 2016 Grassroots Empowerment Programme for his Surulere 1 constituency tagged: “Changing lives through grassroot support’’ held at Abati Barracks, Lagos.
Gbajabiamila said that borrowing to finance infrastructural projects was not an irresponsible act, adding that Lagos State did same and the concomitant development was obvious.
He assured that the House of Representatives would respond to the President’s request in the interest of Nigerians.
He added that the House would set the process in motion for its committees to carry out appropriate oversight functions on all project executing agencies until the 2016 was fully implemented according to law.
He said: “Our interest in attracting Federal presence to our constituencies is same as Mr President’s resolve to keep his campaign promises.
“Nigerians should be assured that both arms of government will work harmoniously to bring the country out of economic recession.’’
The lawmaker described the empowerment programme as `remarkable,’ adding that it had affored some residents of Surulere the opportunity to confront the economic recession with the aid of the support equipment and proper planning.