FG approves N108 billion for road projects


The Federal Executive Council has approved the sum of N108 billion for various road projects across the country, says Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashol.

The minister revealed this to State House correspondents on Thursday, while briefing them on decisions reached at the weekly cabinet meeting, chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Fashola said the first approval of N25 billion was for the completion of the construction of Enugu-Port Harcourt highway.

“Council approved an augmentation of an existing contract by N25 billion for the completion of the Enugu – Lokponta section of the Enugu – Port Harcourt highway”, Fashola said.

“Council also approved the award of three different roads. The first is Dikwa-Marte-Munguno road for N60,273 billion and the Numan road linking Borno and Adamawa States for N15.527 billion and the third is for Gombi-Biu linking Adamawa and Borno States, also for N7.643 billion,” Fashola added.



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