FG approves N8.1bn for rehabilitation of roads
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The Federal Executive Council has approved N8.1 billion for the rehabilitation of some roads.

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the council meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja.

States to benefit include Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Cross River, Nasarawa, Lagos, Ogun, Kogi, Edo, Yobe and Delta States, as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

Fashola said: “The Ministry of Works and Housing presented a memorandum on behalf of the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency, FERMA. This was made for general repairs, emergency repairs and maintenance of roads and critical intervention on 10 roads in different parts of Nigeria.

“One is the maintenance of Ikot Ekpene-Itu road in Cross River state, repair and maintenance of Onitsha – Aguleri-Adani road in Anambra State, the general maintenance of Nasarawa-Toto-Abaji road and reinstatement of failed pavement sections on the Zuba-Abaji road in the FCT.

He added that maintenance repairs along Atan-Agbara in the border of Lagos and Ogun states along Badagri area and general maintenance of Okene-Adogo-Ajaokuta-Itobe road in Kogi state.

Also the funds will cover maintenance repairs of Potiskum-Fika-Ngalda-Gombe road in Yobe state, general maintenance repairs of Benin-Asaba-Onitsha dual carriageway that is existing road to the Niger Bridge, general maintenance repairs of the Warri-Benin carriageway in Delta State.

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