FG approves N87bn for FCT, Oyo Ogbomosho roads, Loko Oweto bridge projects
The Federal Executive Council (FEC), Wednesday approved N87 billion for the construction of a road linking Shehu Yar’Adua way with the Kubwa Expressway in the Federal Capital Territory, Oyo–Ogbomoso and the Loko – Oweto bridge.
The Council meeting also approved N9 billion variation for the reconstruction of the Loko-Oweto bridge as well as the completion of Oyo to Ogbomosho highway road project. Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola and the FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello, confirmed the approvals of the projects at the end of the Council meeting held at the State House, Abuja.
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The FCT Minister said N30.6 billion out of the N84 billion was approved for the construction of the road linking Shehu Musa Yar’adua Way with the Kubwa Expressway. According to Bello, when completed, the road will also link Shehu Musa Yar’Adua way with Murtala Mohammed way and Mabushi district of the FCT.
He explained that the project would serve the adjourning districts of Mabushi, Kado, Katampe and Jahi as well as generally enhance overall decongestion of traffic in phases I, II, III and IV of the FCT development plan. Fashola on the other hand disclosed that the two memoranda presented by his ministry were also approved by the Council.
He explained that one among the two memoranda relates to the Oyo-Ogbomosho highway, which is a 52-kilometer part of the Ilorin – Ibadan 145-kilometer highway, while the other is that of the Oyo to Ogbomosho road which is also 52 kilometers.