FEC okays N42b for road projects in five Northeast states


The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved over N42 billion for the reconstruction of roads in five northeast states.

Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Minister Sadiya Umar-Farouq announced this while addressing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly hybrid FEC meeting, which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa yesterday in Abuja.

The minister said the council approved four memoranda for road construction and reconstruction in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe and Bauchi states.

“For Borno, we have 22.5 kilometre road that is to be reconstructed. This road is Ngom-Koshebe and Ngom-Zabarmari-Gongulong-Kajari Road with the contract sum of N13,553,902,668.95.

“The second contract is for the reconstruction of 53-kilometre Gombe-Abba-Dukurfi Road in Gombe and Bauchi states with a contract sum of N11,697,355,449.61.

“The other one is the 54-kilometre Mutayi-Ngalda Road in Yobe State with the contract sum of N12,199,182,845.70.

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