South-East Sidelined, As Buhari’s FG Begins Massive Development In The North And South-West

By Post-Nigeria: November 28, 2019 09:41

South-East Sidelined, As Buhari’s FG Begins Massive Development In The North And South-West

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved over N19 billion for the construction of road projects in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Oyo, and Kano States.
The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, disclosed this when he briefed State House Correspondents on the outcome of the Council meeting, in Abuja.
He said: “The second memorandum we presented was for the award of three roads in Igboho-Oloko-Agbonle, in Oyo State, and Gulu to Yaba town, between the Federal Capital Territory and Niger State, as well as Sharada to Madobi and Danbaure, in Kano State.

“Council approved these roads for N7.249 billion, for the first one in Oyo, N7.593 for the second one in Niger/FCT, and N4.510 for the third one in Kano.”
Fashola disclosed that the Council also approved N523 million for the completion of Efalaye-Erimo-Iwaraja road, linking Ekiti and Osun States.
He said: “The first memoranda was to approve the change of rates with respect to the Efalaye-Erimo-Iwaraja road, linking Ekiti and Osun States.

“That road was awarded since 2009, and the Contractor has achieved about 85 percent of the work, so we are trying to complete that road, it had been slowed down by previous years of insufficient budget.
“During that period the price at which it was awarded and today’s material prices have altered significantly, so he is asking for a review of N523,826,000, which has been approved”, he said. 

He explained that the Ministry of Works also intimated the cabinet on the number of roads done so far across all the States of the Federation, saying that 524 roads are currently ongoing.
According to him, 43 internal roads are being constructed in campuses of the nation’s Universities, out of which 10 have been completed.