Federal Government committed to fixing major roads leading to fuel depots across the country


The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola on Wednesday said the Federal Government would fix major roads leading to fuel depots throughout the country.

Fashola stated this in Abuja while responding to a request by the management of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), adding that the current administration has earmarked several critical roads for construction, reconstruction, and rehabilitation across the country

The NNPC had earlier requested for urgent intervention by the ministry on some roads leading to fuel depots without which the distribution of petroleum products during the festive months could be seriously hampered.

The minister, however, said that arrangements were already in place to fix such roads and several others whose conditions had deteriorated due to heavy rainfalls.

According to him, such selected roads include Suleja-Bida-Lapai-Lambata; Oyo–Ogbomosho-Ilorin; Jebba-Mokwa-Tegina; Benin-Sapele-Warri; Benin-Auchi-Okenne; Enugu-Onitsha – Awka-Amansea and Odukpani-Itu Roads.