The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, approved N80 billion for the reconstruction of 12 federal roads across the country.
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, disclosed this at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided by President Muhammadu Buhari.
“The first is the approval for the Engineering and Consultancy design for access roads 1 and 2 to link Asaba in Delta State and Onitsha in Anambra State to the Second Niger Bridge project.
“Subsequent to the award of further works of the Second Niger Bridge we have started work now by this approval on the design of the link road that will connect the two states to the bridge.
“The design is expected to be completed in six months and we will start procurement and as the bridge advances we can then connect the two states. The contract sum is N150,840,000,’’ he said.
He said the other road projects approved across the states included the Numan, Jalingo roads connecting Adamawa and Taraba states and the replacement of bridges at Mayanchi along Gusau-Sokoto road in Zamfara states.
According to the Minister, other roads approved for reconstruction by the council are in Bauchi, Plateau, Osun, Kwara, Oyo, Enugu, Kaduna and Kano.