FEC approves N35.6bn for roads, bridge projects — Fashola

FEC approves N35.6bn for roads, bridge projects — Fashola

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday approved a total sum of N35.613 billion for roads and bridge projects in the country.

The Minister of Power Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, briefed State House correspondents at the end of FEC meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He was with the Minister of Information and culture, Lai Mohammed.

According to Fashola, N8.9 billion was approved for construction of Ikom bridge and roads in Calabar, Cross River State.

The roads and 330 meter bridge, which will be completed in 24 months, he said, will create access to the port for trucks to move freely with their containers.

“This will help to facilitate further activity in the Calabar port and ease the challenges being faced.” he added

The Minister said that N11.78 billion was approved for the 37 kilometers of section two of Nguru-Gashua-Biamari road project in Yobe State, while N8.6 billion was approved for section one of Ilorin-Igbeti-Kishi road project in Kwara State.

While N5.4 billion was approved for re-award of section one of Bende-Arochukwu-Ohafia road project in Abia State.

“The previous contractor was unable to satisfactorily execute the project in terms of capacity and equipment. And therefore we terminated and re-awarded the project to a new contractor.” he stated

He said that N933.7 million was approved for automatic meter reading machine and services for Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

The Minister said “This is to facilitate remote meter reading of wholesale meters at the custody and trading points. This is different from remote reading of retail meters used by consumers like you and I.

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