Federal Executive Council (FEC) approves Reconstruction of 21 Roads Covering Six Geo-Political Zones.
Written by News Room on October 28, 2021
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the reconstruction of 21 roads covering a total distance of 1,804.6 kilometers across the six geo-political zones of the country.
These projects are to be undertaken by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) through the deployment of its own tax liabilities.
Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), announced the approval on Wednesday while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the FEC meeting held in Abuja.
It could be recalled that in July, FEC approved the award of a contract to Dangote Industries for the construction of five roads totaling 274.9 kilometers at the cost of 309.9 billion naira, advanced by the company as tax credit.
Fashola explained that the roads included the Kaduna Western bypass, the Lekki Port road, the road from Shagamu through Papalanto, one road in Maiduguri and a couple of others.
According to the Minister, the initiative helps the government to achieve many things, including ministerial mandates three and four: energy sufficiency, electric power and petroleum energy distribution across the country, which were discussed at the last retreat.