FEC Approves N87.5bil Contracts For Roads, Bridge construction

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved N87.538bn for the construction of some roads in parts of the country.

The amount approved included the cost variation for two existing road contracts.

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammed Bello; and the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, disclosed these to State House correspondents at the end of a meeting of the council chaired over by the President, Muhammadu Buhari.

Bello told reporters that the contract for the road in the FCT was awarded to Messrs Gilmor Engineering Nigeria Limited in the sum of N30,686,609,298.68 with a completion period of 32 months.

He said the contract was about the full scope development of Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Way to the Northern Express Way (Murtala Mohammed Way) popularly known as Kubwa Expressway.

He said the project area is within Phase II of the Federal Capital City, serving as a boundary road between the adjoining districts of Mabushi, Kado, Katampe, and Jabi.

Fashola, on his part, said the council approved a variation of N47.504bn for the completion of the 52 kilometers-Oyo-Ogbomosho Highway which is a part of the Ilorin-Ibadan 145 kilometers highway.

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