The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has on Wednesday approved the sum of N79.6 billion for the completion of the dualization of Udukpani–Etu-Ikot Ekpene road linking Cross River and the Akwa-Ibom States.
Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola made this know to State House Correspondents at the end of this week’s FEC meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said: “The Ministry of Works and Housing presented a memorandum for the completion of the dualization of the Udukpani–Etu-Ikot Ekpene road and this is in relation to the section from Ukuiboku power plant to Mbak and that is about 26 kilometers stretch.
“Council approved the award for N79.649 Billion, to be executed over 60 months. This will help complete the dualization gaps between the one awarded to Julius Berger and the section awarded to CCECC.”
The Works Minister said when the contract is completed, motorists in the affected areas will have an option of a dual carriageway instead of the existing single carriageway.
He said the contract was approved to address the problem caused by the heavy cargo that passes through that area from the Southern to North Central zones of the country.