Thursday 4 December 2014

FEC approves N470billion construction contracts for 17 roads and bridges

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved contracts for the construction and rehabilitation of 17 roads and bridges across the country to the tune of N470 billion.

Briefing State House correspondents after the council meeting, the Minister of Works, Mike Onolemeimen, who joined the Supervising Minister of Information, Nurudeen Mohammed, in the briefing said that the construction of the roads and bridges would generate employment for Nigerian engineers, technicians, artisans, and unskilled labour workers.

He also said that after their completion, the roads and bridges would improve the socioeconomic activities within the affected communities, reduce operating costs, travel time and accidents on the roads.

The 17 contracts are spread across the country including Borno, Yobe, Gombe, Rivers, Bayelsa, Delta, Enugu, Nasarawa, Abia, Niger, Kogi, Cross-River, Lagos and Kaduna states.

Also approved by FEC is the variation cost on the contract for the Gbaregolor-Ogriagbene road in Delta State and the Oron-Calabar East-West road phase one in Cross River State.

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting was presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan.

Credit: Channels 

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