The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, said on Tuesday that the Federal Government inherited 206 uncompleted roads from the last administration.
He added that contractors of most of the projects had since been mobilised to site.
Fashola said his ministry was working with lean resources, adding that it was determined to do more in the interest of Nigerians.
The minister spoke in Abuja at a Town Hall/Policy Dialogue for Good Governance organised by the Alumni Association of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies.
The theme of the meeting which was organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Information and Culture was “Towards Effective Implementation of the 2016 Budget’’.
According to the him, the Federal Government has paid N300 billion for various projects since the budget was passed.
He added that of the sum received, the ministry had embarked on several road and electricity projects, including the rebuilding of the Mambilla and Zugeru Power Plants.
He, however, said that though the country was going through challenges, the change Nigerians desired was possible, if every one remained focus and determined.
“We are mindful that it is a tough time, but life will get back to normal. We are not a repository of knowledge; so we are willing to hear from you and make amends.’’
Fashola, however, debunked insinuations that he was saddled with too many responsibilities as a minister of three ministries combined.
He explained that his duty in the ministry was supervisory and directional, adding that the portfolio was not too much for him as was being speculated.
“For me, it is to serve my country in whatever capacity I am told to do so.”
He said that that one of the ministry’s greatest challenges was human-related, adding that some communities went to the extent of forestalling projects with spiritual power.