FEC tips Akwa Ibom, Abia, others as beneficiaries of N52.8bn road contract


FEC tips Akwa Ibom, Abia, others as beneficiaries of N52.8bn road contract

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, deliberated on some pending road contracts in some states of the federation, voting the sum of N52.8 billion for their completion.

Among the states tipped to benefit from the largesse include Akwa Ibom, Abia, Imo, Kwara and Cross River.

Eleven other contracts were equally approved by the council across the six geo-political zones of the country.

All these were made public by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on behalf of the Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola, after the meeting.

While giving further insight into the projects, Shehu said the works ministry presented a request for 15 highway projects, including roads and bridges all of which were approved.

“One of the approval was for contract for the construction of phase II of Ikot-Ekpene border, Aba to Owerri dualization road at the cost of N40,157,000 000, with a completion period of 30 months.

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“Another project for which he got approval is for the construction of the Offa bypass road in Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State, for N4,335, 000,000 and is due for completion in 12 months.

“Another one is the revised estimated cost for the rehabilitation of the Alesi-Ugep road section in Cross River State. The initial cost was N11.221 billion but the cost has now gone up to N14.740 billion with an additional completion period of six months. Eleven other roads are spread across various geo-political regions of the country,” he stated on behalf of the minister.