The Federal Executive Council has approved a total amount of N8.1 billion for roads reconstruction in 10 states and the FCT Abuja.
According to the Honorable Minister of Works and Housing, states to benefit are Akwa Ibom, Anambra,Cross River, Nasarawa, Lagos,Ogun,Kogi,Edo,, Yobe and Delta as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.
Fashola stated that the total number of these contracts is N8,180,948,137.50 and that the request was approved by the council on behalf of the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency of Nigeria, FERRMA.
The Minister further stated that the approved funds was for general repairs, emergency repairs and maintenance of roads and critical intervention on 10 roads in different parts of Nigeria. “One is the maintenance of Ikot Ekpene-Itu road in Cross River state, repair and maintenance of Onitsha – Aguleri-Adani road in Anambra State, the general maintenance of Nasarawa-Toto-Abaji road and reinstatement of failed pavement sections on the Zuba-Abaji road in the FCT.
“Major maintenance repairs along Atan-Agbara in the border of Lagos and Ogun states along Badagry area, general maintenance of Okene-Adogo-Ajaokuta-Itobe road in Kogi, the construction of Aden bridge between Okada and Ogbogui-Abangbe spur to Benin-Shagamu dual carriageway in Edo state.
“General maintenance repairs of Potiskum-Fika-Ngalda-Gombe road in Yobe state, general maintenance repairs of Benin-Asaba-Onitsha dual carriageway that is existing road to the Niger Bridge, general maintenance repairs of the Warri-Benin carriageway in Delta state.