The Federal Executive Council has approved the award of N169.74 Billion contracts for the construction and rehabilitation of 10 roads across the country.
The Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola stated that the projects would enhance Federal Government’s objective of improving transportation infrastructure & restoring the nation’s road network as part of implementation of the Federal Government’s Economic Recovery & Growth Plan.
The approval, which was sequel to a memorandum presented to the Council by the Minister on May 2nd, 2019, covers the Rehabilitation of the Umuahia(Ikwuano)-Ikot Ekpene Road, Umuahia, Umudike in Abia State, Rehabilitation of Calabar-Oban-Ekang Road (Section1) in Cross River State.
It also includes construction of Yola-Fufore-Gurin Road in Adamawa State, Rehabilitation of Ado-Ekiti –Igede-Aramoko-Itawure Road in Ekiti State and Rehabilitation of Funtua-Dandume-Kaduna State Border Road in Katsina State.
Others, according to the memorandum, are the Rehabilitation of Makurdi-Gboko-Katsina-Ala Road (Yandev-Katsina-Ala Section) in Benue State, Rehabilitation of Old Enugu-Onitsha Road (Opi Junction-Ukehe-Okpatu-Aboh Udi-Oji to Anambra Border), Rehabilitation and Dualization of the 74KM (Approximately) Aba-Ikot Ekpene Road in Abia/Akwa Ibom States, Construction of 4 kilometre Township Road in Gaya Local Government Area of Kano State and Rehabilitation of Billiri-Filiya-Taraba State Border Road in Gombe State.