The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the award of one hundred and sixty-nine billion naira contracts for the construction and rehabilitation of ten roads across the country.
The Minister of Power, Works, and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, stated that the projects would enhance the Federal Government’s objective of improving transportation infrastructure and restoring the nation’s road network.
In a series of tweets on Saturday, the government explained that this was in line with its implementation of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP). The approval was sequel to a memorandum presented to the Council by the minister on Thursday.
Mr Fashola explained that his ministry has decided to initiate the new road reconstruction and rehabilitation projects in some states of the Federation to open up settlements, provide access for the evacuation of goods and services, as well as improve the socio-economic lives of the people within the stretch of the different communities in the project areas.
He attributed this to the realisation of the government’s objectives of restoring growth and investing in the people.