FEC approves N122. 2bn for 7 road projects

By Harry Awurumibe, Editor, Abuja Bureau

Minister of Works and Housing, Babtunde Fashola has revealed that the Federal Executive Council () virtual meeting presided over by in Abuja on Wednesday approved a total sum of N122. 280 billion for the construction of seven roads across the country.

Fashola who spoke to Correspondents after the meeting also disclosed that the roads construction are expected to generate employment for about 2,564 Nigerians.

According to him, “The Ministry of Works and Housing presented memorandum for the award of a couple of roads across the country. There are seven roads in all. The roads were valued at a total sum of N122. 280 billion expected to generate employment for about 2564 people.

“Dualization of Akure to Ado road connecting Ondo and states at the sum of N23. 751 billion, Construction of Ukana-Akpautong-Ikot Ntuen road in Akwa Ibom State, for N1. 538 billion,
construction of Iluke-Aiyetoro Kiri-Abugi-Eggan road in Kogi State for , Kogi State for N25.352 billion.

“Rehabilitation of Odo-Ona Elewe Idiayunre-Marou Ogun State border road in Oyo state for N4. 628, 429 billion, construction of Tamawa-Gulu road in Kano state phase three, Maigar-Guru section for N1. 508, 952 billion, rehabilitation of Potiskum-Fika-Bajoga-Gombe road linking Yobe and Gombe states for N59. 759 billion, construction of Kachako-Danbazzau road in Kano State for N6. 749 billion.

“Council approved the award of these roads for implementation under the 2020 Appropriation”.

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