The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved various construction works worth more than $137 billion in six geopolitical zones of the country.
Addressing State House correspondents, the Ministers of labour and housing and his counterpart in the information and cultural Affairs, Mr. Babatunde Fashola and Alhaji Lai Mohammed respectively, he said that these works are the responsibility of the Ministry of labour and housing and the office of the Secretary to the government of the Federation (OSGF).
As for projects managed by the Ministry of labor and housing, Mr. Fashola said seven projects worth N122.280 billion had been approved.
He also explained that the projects, which, according to him, are road construction, were approved for implementation in the budget for 2020.
“The Ministry of labor and housing has submitted a Memorandum on awarding the award to a pair of roads across the country. There are seven roads in total. The roads were valued at a total of N122.280 billion dollars, which should have provided employment for about 2,564 people.
“Dualization of the Akure-Ado-Ekiti road connecting Ondo and Ekiti States in the amount of N23.751 billion, construction of the Ukana-Akpautong-ikot Ntuen road in Akwa Ibom state, for N1.538 billion, construction of the Iluke-Ayetoro Kiri-Abugi-Eggan road in Kogi state for, Kogi state for N25.352 billion.
“Restoration of the Odo-ona Elewe Idayunre-Maru Ogun state border road in Oyo state for N4.628.429 billion, construction of the Tamawa-Gulu road in Kano state, third phase, Maigar-guru section for N1.508.952 billion, restoration of the Potiskum-Fika-Bayoga-Gombe road connecting Yobe and Gombe States for N59.759 billion, construction of the Kachako-Danbazzau road in Kano state for N6.749 billions,” he said.
Presenting the OSGF report on 11 environmental projects in six geo-political zones of the country, Minister of information and culture Alhaji Mohammed, the total amount for these projects was set at N14,907,754,845.
“A memo submitted on behalf of Mr. President by the Secretary of the government, we have requested approval for the conclusion of a contract for emergency procurement of the third and fourth quarters of 2019, soil erosion, flood control, accelerated intervention projects in favor of 11 contractors, a total of N14,907,754, 845.
- The projects, of which there are 11, are scattered across six geopolitical zones of the Federation, and I will just run through them. The first is to combat the erosion of gullies in Ogiga-Uruala-Chikabi-Ajibara in the Isiquato Abia local government area for the amount of N896,959,169,75, with a completion date of six months.
“The second is erosion control and road improvement works in Ezeoka-Nsuelima, Mbaeno local government area of IMO state for the amount of N965, 196, 290, with a completion period of 11 months.
Then there is the dredging of the Tejuoso-NTA canal, a railway stadium through Alaska Estate, Surulere, which was awarded for N1,892,006, 000, with a completion date of 12 months.
“Then we have the construction of a 3-kilometer trapezoidal drainage in Oluomo, Orile-IFO Abe-Koko, in ODO-Eran in the IFO local government area of Ogun state, which is intended for another N1,067,051,000.
The fifth is coastal protection and reclamation works for Phase 2 of Emadike in Bayelsa state for N4,512,019,137.
“A road and drainage network is also under construction in the Mobupolo area of the megalopolis of Maiduguri for the amount of N1,474,493,000. Then there are works on flooding and direction control in the Gashau and Nguru Phase 2 local government area in Yobe state for the amount of N1,169,900,074.
“The eighth is the Yaruwari-Dadi erosion control works in the safe local government area of Zamfara state for the amount of N701, 313, 563. Then comes the flood control and road improvement works in the local government area of Nassarawa-Egon, Nassarawa state for N931,754,123
Then comes the erosion of gullies and road improvement works at FCT College of education, Zuba, FCT, Abuja for the sum of N542,296, 835.
Finally, there are works to deal with erosion and flooding in the National hospital, Central business district, Garki, Amac, Abuja for the amount of N773,573,000,” Alhaji Mohammed said.