FG Approves N77bn Projects For Works, Education

The highest amount of N50.5bn was approved for the dualisation of Odukpami-Itu-Ikot Ekpene Road, linking Cross River and Akwa Ibom States.

President Muhammadu Buhari / Photo credit: dailytrust.com
President Muhammadu Buhari / Photo credit: dailytrust.com

The Federal Government approved the award of N77bn projects on Wednesday, cutting across works and education.

The highest amount of N50.5bn was approved for the dualisation of Odukpami-Itu-Ikot Ekpene Road, linking Cross River and Akwa Ibom States.

Another N6.9bn was approved for the 29 kilometres Jalingo-Lau-Karim Lamido Road in Taraba State.

The approvals were made at the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Minister of State, Works and Housing, Abubakar Aliyu, told reporters at the state house that a separate sum of N6.8bn was approved for the completion of the Iseyin-Okeho Road in Oyo State, including two bridges.

He added that a contract for repair of the failed expansion joints on the Ajaokuta Bridge in Kogi State, was awarded for 1.5bn.

“Iseyin-Okeho project has a completion period of 18 months”, the minister said.

The University of Maiduguri, Borno State, also received a special mention at the FEC over the security challenges facing the institution.

FEC approved N3.1bn for the execution on two security-related projects to secure students and the members of staff of the university.

Speaking on the projects, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said they included the provision of perimeter fencing for the university at the cost of N1.3bn; and another N1.8bn for the procurement/installation of security equipment for the institution.

The fence will cover a length of 23.7 kilometres.

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