Seven road projects, worth N122.280 billion ,cutting across various states in the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria, were approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC), at its meeting in Abuja yesterday.
Addressing State House Correspondents, Ministers of Works and Housing, and his Information and Culture counterpart, Mr Babatunde Fashola and Alhaji Lai Mohammed respectively, said the projects that were approved were under the Ministry of Works and Housing, as well as the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF.
He also explained that the projects, which he said are road construction, were approved for implementation in the 2020 Budget.
According to Fashola, the Ministry of Works and Housing presented memorandum for the award of seven roads across the country, adding that the roads were valued at a total sum of N122.280 billion and expected to generate employment for about 2564 people.
He explained that the roads include ,“Dualization of Akure to Ado Ekiti road connecting Ondo and Ekiti states at the sum of N23. 751 billion, construction of Ukana-Akpautong-Ikot Ntuen road in Akwa Ibom State, for N1. 538 billion, and construction of Iluke-Aiyetoro Kiri-Abugi-Eggan road in Kogi State for 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”, he said.
The Minister stated that the projects include , construction of road and drainage network within Mobupolo area of Maiduguri Metropolis for the sum of N1,474,493,000 adding that there’s the flood and directional control works in Gashau and Nguru local government area Phase 2 in Yobe State for the sum of N1,169,900,074.
He said the Yaruwari-Dadi erosion control works in Safe local government area of Zamfara State for the sum of N701,313,563 is one of the projects , while the flood control and road improvement works at Nassarawa-Egon local government area, Nassarawa State for N931,754,123 is also among the projects.