Nigeria needs $35 billion to initiate concrete road construction nationwide – Umahi 

The Minister of Works, Dave Umahi, has revealed that $35 billion is required from the Federal Government to initiate concrete road construction across the nation.

Umahi made this known on Tuesday during a meeting with Minister of Steel Development, Shuaib Audu, held at the Ministry of Works headquarters in Abuja.

The meeting was a brainstorming session between the two ministers on how to tap into the opportunities the Ajaokuta Steel Plant presents for the development of concrete road infrastructure in Nigeria.

Umahi further emphasised that the defunct Ajaokuta steel company would play a major role in the road infrastructure development plan by providing more than 16% of the materials needed for the construction of Nigerian roads in concrete pavement.

In a statement, ministries’ decision to collaborate on executing the Federal Government’s action plans for national development would create jobs and wealth for Nigeria’s population, as well as create a global market and encourage industrialisation.

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