The Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved contracts worth over N42 billion for the rehabilitation of roads across different states of the federation.
The Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, who briefed journalists after the weekly FEC meeting Wednesday at the presidential villa Abuja said the approvals were based on a memo brought by the Minister of Works, Mike Onolememen.
Acoording to Maku, the council chaired by President Goodluck Jonathan, approved four contracts for the rehabilitation of three federal roads in Kogi-Kwara, Bauchi-Plateau and Adamawa states as well as the dualisation of one federal road in Kano State.
FEC working document made available to NewsInvestigatorsng, shows that: “Council approved the award contract for the rehabilitation of Ilorin-Omuaran-Kabba road in Kwara/Kogi states in the sum of N8,217,373,106.17 (Eight Billion, Two Hundred and Seventeen Million, Three Hundred and Seventy-three thousand, one hundred and six Naira, Seventeen kobo) with a completion period of 36 months.
“Council also approved the award of contract for the dualisation of Kano-Katsina road phase 1: Kano town at Dawanau roundabout Katsina state border in Kano state in the sum of N14,078,252,565.88 ( fourteen billion, seventy eight million, two hundred nd fifty two thousand, five hundred and sixty five Naira, Eighty-eight kobo) with a completion period of 30 months.”
The document detailed other approvals including: the award of contract for the rehabilitation of Tumu-Pindiga-Kashere (Gombe state)- Futuk-Yalo (Bauchi state) Bashar-Dengi (Plateau state road : construction of Yalo-Bashar-Dengi Section) in Bauchi state/Plateau state, in the sum of N3,076,381,622.74 ( Three billion, seventy six million, three hundred and eighty one thousand, six hundred and twenty two Naira, seventy four kobo) with a completion period of 18 months.”
“After deliberations, Council approved the award of contract No.6210 for the rehabilitation of Ilorin-Jebba- Mokwa-Birnin- Gwari- Kaduna road section 1.”
“The other is the Ilorin- Jebba (93.6KM long single carriage way) in Kwara state in favour of Messrs CGC Nig. limited in the sum of N14, 587,233, 292.17 with completion period of 24 months”.