The House of Representatives yesterday approved the payment of N16,772,486,002.19 to the Borno State Government as a refund for projects executed on behalf of the federal government.
This followed the adoption of recommendations of a report by the House Committee on Aids, Loans and Debt Management.
The report read in part: “The approval by FEC for the reimbursement of the additional sum of N16,772,486,002.19 to Borno State government is to ensure that sufficient fund is provided for the completion of the Damboa-Chibok-Road based on the current cost of completion for the project.
“Although the Damboa-Chibok-Mbalala Road Phase I and II has attained 95% and 72% completion respectively, the construction of the flyover bridge at Customs Roundabout and the dualisation of the Maiduguri-Dikwa-Gamboru/Ngala Road have been completed.
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“The Borno State Government has paid all contractors that executed the highway projects”.