Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu, Minister of State, Works and Housing, on Saturday, disclosed that the Federal Government had refunded N143 billion to five states for constructing federal roads.
He made the disclosure during a visit to Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, at Government House, Birnin Kebbi, the state capital.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the minister, an engineer by profession, was in Kebbi to ascertain the level of work executed by the state government on the construction of some federal roads in the state.
“Out of the total distance of roads we have across the country, 34,000 kms plus are under the jurisdiction of the federal government out of which we are currently working on over 13,000 kms simultaneously with over 800 contracts currently ongoing.
“Before now, some states may find it extremely necessary, because of urgency, to approach the federal government to seek…
Source: Guardian Newspaper