Fashola calls for road maintenance contingency fund


Highway Development Initiative

Highway Development Initiative

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, SAN, yesterday, called for a road maintenance contingency fund in the country.

Fashola made the call while briefing State House correspondents on the outcome of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidentuial Villa, Abuja.

The call came as FEC approved about N89.6 billion worth of contracts for award under the Ministries of Works and Housing as well as Aviation.  The road contracts cut across Cross River and Akwa Ibom states.

He said the contingency fund would come handy to repair failing roads in the country to prolong their lifespan.

Fashola, who said approval was made for the dualisation of the Odukpani-Itu-Ikot Ekpene road at the cost of N79.649 billion, blamed the collapsed of a section of Lokoja-Kabba road on natural causes.

He said: “As we go through the rainy season, this is the context in which to locate the Lokoja-Kabba….

Source: Vanguard Newspaper