FEC okays N117.661bn for roads, bridges in Kano, Katsina, others | Dailytrust

FEC okays N117.661bn for roads, bridges in Kano, Katsina, others

“N8.767 billion for the rehabilitation of 26 kilometers Kano-Kazaure-Daura-Mai’adua road..”...

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola.
Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola.

The 26th virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a total sum of N117.661 billion for roads and bridges that cut across ten States.

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, who briefed State House reporters on Wednesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, after the meeting, said N8.767 billion out of the N18,923,846,198.47 billion approved in his first memo was for the rehabilitation of 26 kilometers Kano-Kazaure-Daura-Mai’adua road (Daura-Mai’adua Section) in Kano, Jigawa, Katsina States.

Fashola listed the six other roads approved in the memo to include “Omor-Umulokpa road in Anambra and Enugu N1.712 billion, rehabilitation of Oye-Oranto off Enugu Expressway Dunukofia in Anambra at N2.504 billion, Okpokwu Bridge along Ogoja-Okuku-Aliforkpa-Benue road in Cross River N1.057 billion, Bridge at kilometer 22.7 meters along Bida-Zungeru road in Niger State at N1.022 billion, Nkwumi Bridge linking Abia and Enugu States at N1.072 billion and Chalawa-Runku-Sawa-Kayi Road in Kombotso, Kano State N2.787 billion.”

The minister said a total sum of N98,730,840,842.81 billion was also approved for roads in the second memo that he presented.

He said the approved contracts included “Riga-Gusau road in Zamfara N1.799 billion, Jigakwana road in Kebbi N31.539 billion, Kokomo Auta road in Kebbi N19.713 billion, Kuka Babangida road in Katsina N11.731 billion, Ihiala-Orkula-Umuduru road to Uko at N16.750 billion, Oye Ama Otite road to Umuawulu road in Anambra at N2.155 billion and rehabilitation of Bichi road in Kano State N8.34 billion.”

N487.39m for Federal Mortgage Bank software

Fashola said the council also approved the third memo for the procurement of a core banking application software for Federal Mortgage Bank (FMB) in the sum of N487.394,285.71 million for Messrs FINTAX software.

He said the approval was given to enable Federal Mortgage Bank provide all the frontline services that other banks now provide across its branches nationwide.

“Unlike other banks, federal mortgage bank is still unable to send automated notices, statements and all of those to national housing fund contributors. This application will now enable Federal Mortgage Bank provide those kinds of services and do a lot of automation and reconciliation loan and credit processing when fully installed,” he also explained.

44 Operational Vehicles for NIS

While also briefing on Wednesday, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, said the FEC approved procurement of 44 operational vehicles at a total contract sum of N768,077,08 million for Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).

Aregbesola said the vehicles which would be used for patrol would also be given to those recently promoted in the service, including Comptrollers, Assistant Comptroller Generals, and Deputy Comptroller Generals to enhance efficiency in the service.

The contract was awarded to Messrs PAN, Kaura and Lanre Motors Nigeria Ltd.

The minister said the council also approved a contract for the furnishing of NIS Technology Building, which is the data, communication command, and control centre to serve as the service headquarters of Nigeria Immigration Service.

He said the contract was awarded in favour of Messrs Julius Berger Nigeria Plc at the total sum of N2,100,080,759.65 billion.

“While the final phase of consultancy was given to Messers APTECH Practice Ltd, anarchitectural design consultants. The ward is a total sum of N163,956,232.03. The duration of the project is four months,” he added.

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