FEC approves N27bn road contracts in Rivers, Enugu, Kogi | Dailytrust

FEC approves N27bn road contracts in Rivers, Enugu, Kogi

From left: Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha; National Security Adviser, retired Maj-Gen Babagana Moguno; Chief of Staff to the President, Prof Ibrahim Gambari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; during the Federal Executive Council meeting held at the Presidential Villa Abuja, yesterday
From left: Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha; National Security Adviser, retired Maj-Gen Babagana Moguno; Chief of Staff to the President, Prof Ibrahim Gambari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; during the Federal Executive Council meeting held at the Presidential Villa Abuja, yesterday

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved contracts worth N27.067 billion for roads in Rivers, Enugu and Kogi States.

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, told reporters that the council approved the appointment of consultants to supervise the ongoing construction of the Bodo-Bonny Highway in Rivers State and that of the Idah-Nsukka Road, linking Kogi and Enugu States.

He said the supervision consultancy was awarded at the sum of N895,250,000 to a group called Pearl Consultants. 

“The second memorandum was for the award of the contract for the rehabilitation of the Idah-Nsukka Road, an 84 kilometre road, linking Kogi and Enugu states, which Council approved for the sum of N26.172 billion, in favour of a joint venture of Messrs. Sajeto Construction and RN Construction”, he said.

FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello, said the FEC approved procurement of a light duty towing truck at the cost of N286,302,277.50 expected to be made available in eight weeks.

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, said the council approved the repeal of the Immigration and Prison Services Board Act.

 He said the council also approved that a bill be “raised” for the enactment of the Civil Defense, Corrections, Fire, Immigration Services Board.

Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, said the FEC approved a draft bill for the establishment of Federal University of Health Sciences, Otukpo, Benue State.

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