FG Okays N166bn for 14 Roads
By Adedapo Adesanya
The Federal Government through the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved contracts worth N166 billion for the construction and rehabilitation of 14 roads across the country.
This followed approval of a memorandum was submitted by Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works and Housing, during the meeting held last Wednesday with President Muhammadu Buhari in attendance.
One of the roads in the memorandum is Kotangora-Rijau road in Niger state, where there would be a construction of two bridges. The project will be executed by Nael & Bin Harmal Hydroexport Nigeria, Limited at the cost of N1.13 billion, within a period of 12 months.
Another project is the Kano-Katsina road, where the construction of an additional lane from the airport roundabout to Dawanau roundabout in Kano state would be carried out. The project would be executed by Zerock Construction Nigeria Limited within a period of 24 months at the cost of N9.5 billion.
Also, Kotangora-Bangi road in Niger state which would be executed by CBC Global Civil & Building Construction Nigeria Limited within 48 months at the cost of N20.4 billion.
The outer Marina-Bonny Camp road and Eko Bridge through Apongbon Bridge with access ramp in Lagos state would be done by CCECC within 12 months at the cost of N9.3 billion.
Irrua-Edenu-Ibore-Udomi-Uwessan road in Edo state is also listed for rehabilitation. The contract for the repair of the road has been awarded to Mikky-Tai Engineering & Construction Limited/Rodnab Construction JV at the cost of N4.6 billion, with a completion period of 12 months.
Ilobu-Erinle road in Kwara/Osun states would be constructed by IAC Allied Technical and Construction Company Limited within 36 months at the cost of N18.042 billion.
Wudil bridge to link Gaban Komi with Wudil bypass along Maiduguri road in Kano state would be constructed by Triacta Nigeria Limited within a period of 15 months at the cost of N2.6 billion.
The Wukari-Ibi road in Taraba state will be rehabilitated by China Worldwide Limited within a period of 18 months at the cost of N12.31 billion.
The construction of Baro-Port Gulu town road in Niger state will be undertaken by GR Building & Construction Nigeria Limited within a period of 24 months at N10.62 billion.
Ajingi-Jahun-Kafin Hausa road in Jigawa state will be rehabilitated by H&M Nigeria Limited within a period of 24 months at the cost of N25.04 billion.
Roudo Nigeria Limited will rehabilitate Aba-Owerri road, NNPC expressway in Abia state within 18 months at the cost of N6.1 billion.
The construction of Yaba-Yangogi road in the FCT will be done by JM & A’S/Lubell Nigeria Limited within 24 months at the cost of N17.31 billion.
Rick Rock Construction Limited would complete the rehabilitation of the Kaleyeri-Damaturu road in Yobe sate within 28 months at the cost of N17 billion.
IIC Construction Company Limited/Wiz China Worldwide Engineering Limited would rehabilitate two sections of Oba-Nnewi-Arondizuogu-Okigwe road in Imo/Anambra states within a period of 18 months at a sum of N12.8 billion.
According to the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing , the projects is expected to generate lots of jobs for Nigerians.