The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved N8.1 billion for the rehabilitation of some roads across the country.
The Minister of Labor and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, made this known when, at the end of the Council meeting, he reported to the correspondents of the State House, chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja.
Fashola listed beneficiary countries to include Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Cross River, Nasarawa, Lagos, Ogun, Kogi, Edo, Yobe and Delta states, as well as the federal capital of the capital (FCT), Abuja.
He said: “The Ministry of Labor and Housing presented the memorandum on behalf of the Federal Road Maintenance Agency, FERMA. This was for overhauls, emergency repairs and road maintenance and critical interventions on 10 roads in different parts of Nigeria.
“One is the maintenance of the Ikot Ekpene-Itu road in the state of Cross River, the repair and maintenance of the Onitsha-Aguleri-Adani road in the state of Anambra, the general maintenance of the Nasarawa-Toto-Abaji road and the reconstruction of failed road sections on Zuba-Abaji road in FCT.
“Major maintenance repairs along Atan-Agbara on the border of Lagos and Ogun along the Badagri area, general maintenance of the Okene-Adogo-Ajaokuta-Itobe road in Kogi, construction of the Aden bridge between Okada and Ogbogui-Abangbe spurs to Benin-Shagam double road in the state Edo.
“General repairs to the maintenance of the Potiskum-Fika-Ngalda-Gombe road in the state of Yobe, general repairs to the Benin-Asaba-Onitsha double road which is the existing road to the Niger bridge, general repairs to the Warri-Benin road in the state of Delta
“The total sum of these contracts was N8,180,948,137.50 and the Council approved this memorandum on behalf of FERMA.”
Power Minister Sale Mamman, who also briefed correspondents on the outcome of the meeting, said 4.7 billion NN had been approved for the national electricity sector.
He said: “Today, the Federal Executive Council approved two memoranda from the Ministry of Power. One is the revised estimated total cost in the permanent infrastructure infrastructure contract at the National Energy Training Institute of Nigeria in Abuja. The total cost is N88,046 million.
“The second approval of the council is the extension of the contract for the consulting service in project management and supervision of the current construction on the electricity project to Zunger in the amount of 3.5 million dollars and N3.4 billion equivalent to N4.7 billion. ”
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