The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the award of N169.74 billion contracts for the construction and rehabilitation of 10 roads across the country.
Minister of Power, Works, and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, stated that the projects would enhance the Federal Government’s objective of improving transportation infrastructure and restoring the nation’s road network.
In a series of tweets over the weekend, the government explained that this was in line with its implementation of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP).
The approval, which follows a memorandum presented to the Council by the minister on Thursday, covers the rehabilitation of the Umuahia (Ikwuano)-Ikot Ekpene Road, Umuahia, Umudike in Abia State, and the rehabilitation of Calabar-Oban-Ekang Road (Section1) in Cross River State.
It also consists of the rehabilitation of Makurdi-Gboko-Katsina-Ala Road (Yandev-Katsina-Ala Section) in Benue State, and rehabilitation of Old Enugu-Onitsha Road (Opi Junction-Ukehe-Okpatu-Aboh Udi-Oji to Anambra Border.
The rest are the rehabilitation and dualisation of the 74KM Aba-Ikot Ekpene Road in Abia/Akwa Ibom States among others.