FG approves N18.9bn for roads, bridges




Minister of Works, Babatunde Raji Fashola


By Harry Awurumibe, Editor, ABUJA BUREAU


Ministers of Works and Housing, Babtunde Raji Fashola has disclosed that the  Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a total sum of N18,923,846,198.47 billion for roads and bridges. 


Speaking to State House Correspondents after Wednesday’s FEC meeting, Fashola said the first approval is is the rehabilitation of 26 kilometers of Kano- Kazaure-Daura, MaiAdua road in Kano-Jigawa-Katsina states at N8.767 billion; Omomulapa road in Anambra; Enugu N1.712 billion and Rehabilitation of Uyeoronto off Enugu Express Dunokofia in Anambra At N2.504 billion. 


According to him,”First is the rehabilitation of 26 kilometers of Kano Kazaure-Daura, MaiAdua road in Kano-Jigawa-Katsina states at N8.767 billion. Omomulapa road in Anambra and Enugu N1.712 billion. Rehabilitation of Uyeoronto off Enugu Express Dunokofia in Anambra At N2.504 billion.  Opuku bridge along Ogoja Okoko Alifopa-Benue road  in Cross River N1.057 billion. Bridge at kilometer 22.7 meters along Bida Zungaru road in Niger at N1.022 billion. Nkuli bridge   Linking Abia and Enugu states at N1.072 billion and Chalawa Nuku in Gongoso Kano State N2.787 billion.


“The other memorandum relating to roads is for the total sum of N98,73,840,842.81 billion. The roads are in Riga-Gauzau  road in Zamfara N1.799 billion, Jigakwana road in Kebbi N31.539 billion, Kokomo Auta road in Kebbi, N19.713 billion, Kuka Babangida road in Katsina N11.731 billion, Ihiala-Orkula-Umuduru road to Uko at N16.750 billion, Oye Ama Otite road to Umuawulu road in Anambra at N2.155 billion and rehabilitation in  Bichi road in Kano State N8.34 billion.


“The third memo was the procurement of a core banking application software for federal mortgage bank in the sum of N487.394,285.71 million for Messers FINTAX software to enable Federal Mortgage Bank provide all the frontline services that other banks now provide across its branches nationwide. 

“Unlike other banks, federal mortgage bank is still unable to send automated notices, statements and all of those to national housing fund contributors. This application will now enable the federal mortgage bank provide those kinds of services and do a lot of automation and reconciliation loan and credit processing when fully installed.

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