FEC okays N61b for roads, seaport, others
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved N61.464 billion for roads, dredging of seaport and building of houses.
Minister of Works, Power, and Housing Babatunde Fashola, and his counterparts in Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Interior, Abdulrahman Danbazzau; Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu; Education, Adamu Adamu and Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President Garba Shehu made this known to reporters after the FEC meeting.
The meeting was chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Amaechi said the council approved N13 billion for the dredging of Escravos Warri Seaport and the replacement of bad navigational aids.
Fashola said his ministry got approval for three contracts. These are: Babalampa – Sharam road in Plateau State for N19.92 billion, Lagos – Ota – Abeokuta road revised upward by N22 billion to N56.7 billion and Enugu -Port Harcourt Expressway for N6.31 billion.
Fashola said: “One was for Baban Lamba-Sharam Road in Plateau state for the contraction of 44.625 kilometers for N19.392 billion. The second was for Lagos-Ota-Abeokuta Road 81 kilometers. That road was first awarded in year 2000 and it has since been left uncompleted because they want no budgetary provisions for it.
”The third approval was for the section four of the Enugu Port Harcourt Road, the part between Abia and Port Harcourt, particularly in Port Harcourt that has been problematic and has failed severally. We have a contractor there but we needed to change the design because of the storm water drainage needs and the high water tables there so that the road does not fail.
”So that requires a revision of the scope of work to include retaining sidelanes and also drainage facilities in the sum of N6.309 billion.” he said
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