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120bn approved by FEC for road and water projects



The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the sum of N115.5 billion for the construction of various road project.

According to FEC, States to benefit from the projects includes Adamawa, Plateau, and Taraba states.

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The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, made this known when briefing the State House correspondents at the end of Wednesday’s virtual cabinet meeting held at the Council Chamber of the State House, in Abuja.

He said, “The Ministry of Works presented two memoranda for consideration and award of three roads, all of which Council graciously approved.

“They are the award of the Jabbi-Lamba-Belel Road in Adamawa State for N26.829 billion.

“The Achingali-Udobi-Udona-Umuwana-Ubakala Road, including the bridge, across the Imo River in Imo State, for the sum of N11.540 billion.

“The Jarmai-Bashar-Zuruk-Karim Lamido Road, linking Plateau and Taraba States, in the sum of N77.279 billion.”

The Minister of Water Resources, Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, who also spoke disclosed that the Council approved N6.9 billion for the completion of Zungeru-Wushishi Water Supply Project in Niger State.

“Today, we presented to council, a request for approval of revised estimated total cost for the completion of Zungeru-Wushishi Water Supply Project in Niger State in the sum of N5.021 billion, raising the project from N1.93 billion to N6.955 billion, inclusive all taxes,” he added.

Yusuf Luka, is a journalist by profession with few years of experience, I am also a graduate of Bingham University. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking with friends, Reading books, and Watching movies. Let's connect on social media.