FEC Approves N44.5bn for Rehabilitation of Roads, Power Sector, FCT
The Federal Executive Council has approved contracts worth N44.5 billion for various contracts under the ministries of Works and Housing, Power and Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
It approved the sum of N8.1 billion for the completion of the rehabilitation of some roads across Nigeria.
Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, who made the disclosure while briefing State House Correspondents at the end of the last cabinet meeting for the year 2020, listed the benefiting States to include Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Cross River, Nasarawa, Lagos, Ogun, Kogi, Edo, Yobe and Delta States, as well as the FCT, Abuja.
Minister Fashola who presented a memorandum on behalf of the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency, FERMA said it was for emergency repairs and maintenance of roads and critical intervention on 10 roads in different parts of Nigeria.
The road to be maintained includes Ikot Ekpene-Itu road in Cross River State, Onitsha - Aguleri-Adani road in Anambra State, Nasarawa-Toto-Abaji road and some portions of failed pavement sections on the Zuba-Abaji road in the FCT, among others.
He said the amount for the contract for the jobs is 8.2billion Naira.
Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, on his part, said the council approved over N4.7 billion for the power sector.
He said one is the revised estimated total cost in the contract of construction of infrastructure at the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria permanent site in Abuja worth N88.046 million.
The second approval by the council is the extension of the contract time for the consultancy service in the project management and supervision of the ongoing construction of Zungeru at the power project in the sum of 3.5 million US Dollars and N3.4 billion equivalents to N4.7 billion.
The Council also approved the award of contract for the procurement of Field Materials (chiefly, ALUM and Gaseous Chlorine) for Water Treatment by the Federal Capital Territory Water Board.
The Minister of the FCT, Mohammed Bello, said Council approved contracts for water treatment projects and roads within the territory, to the tune N31,630,221,349.
He said the approval given for road contracts was in favour of an upwards review of some roads within the territory
FEC will resume deliberation on other critical National issues when it resumes plenary next year.