FEC Approves N166bn for Repair, Construction of 14 National Roads


By Chineme Okafor in Abuja

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved for the federal government to spend N166 billion to repair and construct 14 federal roads across the country, a statement from the Ministry of Works and Housing has said.

The statement, which was sent to THISDAY Saturday by Mr. Hakeem Bello, the Senior Special Adviser on Communications to the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, explained that the approval was in furtherance of the government’s commitment to improve Nigeria’s transportation infrastructure.

It also noted that the move would restore the country’s road network as a means to create employment and boost her economy.

The approval, it added, was sequel to a memorandum presented to the FEC by Fashola, in line with the objectives of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) of the government.

According to the statement, roads expected to be impacted by the approval include the Kotangora-Rijau Road in Niger State, which will…

Source: Thisday Newspaper