FEC approves N15.5bn for Bauchi-Kano Road

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved N15.454 billion for the 58.9 kilometer Magami-Kwajali-Lingi Road connecting Bauchi and Kano.

It also approved the Phase II of Abuja-Keffi-Akwanga-Lagos byepass-Makurdi road.

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, disclosed this to State House correspondents after the cabinet meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

He stated: “I need to stress that this the section that comprises 16 kilometers which is the Lagos by-pass and the section that also comprises 251.7 kilometers from Ninth Mile through Otukpo to Makurdi – a total of 268.5 kilometers for $995,004.95.

“The reason is that it is the Abuja -Keffi road which was awarded in 2015, for which finance is now available.

“So, this is the second phase for which the finance is not yet available but the award is the pre-condition to now get the loan from the China-Exim Bank, so that by the time work on the first phase finishes, we can seemlessly continue the second phase all the way to Makurdi.”

Daily trust

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