FG Approves Road Projects Of N40b In Kano, Bauchi, Others

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (r) with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha during the Federal Executive Council Meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, says that the Federal Executive Council has approved N8.43billion for the reconstruction of Tagwai–Kansa to Doguwa road in Kano State.

Mr. Fashola, who spoke on the outcome of the meeting on Wednesday, said the council also approved N32.015billion for the construction of Alkaleri to Futuk road in Bauchi state.

In total, Mr. Fashola said, the council approved about N40billion for road projects in Kano, Oyo, Ogun, and the Bauchi States.

He said: ”The Ministry of Works and Housing presented two memoranda seeking approval of the federal executive council.

”The first memorandum was to resolve conflicts between existing contracts and to rescope those contracts so that the roads can be completed.

”There are two of our contractors working in contiguous locations on the Ijebu-Igbo – Onomi road toward the Oyo State border which is in Ogun State and also the Ijebu-Igbo Ita-Igba – Owonowe to Ibadan connecting Oyo and Ogun State.

”So, council approved the revision, the rescope of work between the two contractors at the existing contract price.

”So, it’s just a revision of the rescope of works because we are not changing the contract price.”

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