Federal Executive Council (FEC) approves NNPC’s request to fix 21 dilapidated federal roads, stretching 1804.6-KM, at ₦621 Billion.
NNPC accepted to rebuild the roads after appealing to NUPENG to shelve their planned strike.
NUPENG had decried the loss of its members and properties to dilapidated roads.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the sum of N621.2 billion for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC) to take over the reconstruction of 21 federal roads across the six geopolitical zones of the country.
This was disclosed by Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works and Housing, after the FEC meeting on Wednesday, which was presided by Vice-President Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
The approval, according to Fashola, was in line with Executive Order No. 007 of 2019 cited as the companies income ‘Road Infrastructure Development and
Refurbishment Investment Tax’, signed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Fashola explained that the selected 21 roads stretched 1804.6 kilometres, and it was a strategic intervention under the Federal Government Road Infrastructure and Refreshment Tax Credit Scheme.
The minister further explained that nine of the selected projects are in North Central, three in North East and two in North West. There are also two in South East, three in South-South, and two in South West.
Here are full list of the Federal Roads spread across the six geopolitical zones of the country.
1. Dualization of Ilorin-Jebba-Mokwa/ Bokani Junction road
Section 1: Illorin-Jebba, Kwara State C/NO. 6468.
2. Dualization of Ilorin, Jebba-Mokwa/Bokani junction Road
Section II: Jebba-Mokwa-Bokani junction in Kwara and Niger states. C/NO.6469.
3. Dualization of Suleja-Minna road, Niger state. C/O. 6077.
4. Dualization of Suleja-Minna Road, Niger State PhaseII (Km 40+000-101+000) C/NO.6267.
5. Reconstruction of Bida-Lambata Road, Niger state C/NO.6372.
6. Agaie-Katcha-Baro Road, Niger State
7. Emergency repairs of failed section of Mokwa-Makera-Tagina-Kaduna state border in Niger state.
8. Minna-Zungeru minna-Zungeru-Tagina road, Niger state.
9. Bida-Minna road, Niger state.
1. Rehabilitation of Cham-Numan section of Gombe-Yola road in Adamawa state.
2. Construction of Bali-Serti road in Taraba state. 110km
3. Rehabilitation of Gombe-Biu road in Gombe/Borno state.
1. Rehabilitation of outstanding sections of Gada-Zaima-Zuru-Gamji road Phase II in Kebbi State
2. Rehabilitation of Zaria-Funtua-Gusau-Sokoto-Birnin Kebbi.
1. Dualization of Aba-Ikot Ekpene road in Abia/Akwa Ibom
2. Rehabilitation of Umuahia (Ikwuano)-Ikot Ekpene road:
Umuahia-Umudike in Abia state.
1. Rehabilitation of Odukpani-Itu-Ikot Ekpene road in Cross River state Section I: Odukpani-Itu Bridge Head in Cross
River/Akwa Ibom states.
2. Dualization of outstanding portion of Odukpani-Itu-Ikot
Ekpene: lot 2.
3. Dualization of Oku-Iboku Power Plant Section of the Odukpani-Itu-Ikot-Ekpene road in Cross River/Akwa Ibom
1. Rehabilitation and expansion of Lagos-Badagry Expressway
(Agbara Junction-Nigeria/Benin border) in Lagos State.
2. Dualization of Ibadan-Ilorin road (Route A2) Section II in Oyo State (Oyo-Ogbomosho).
NNPC accepted to rebuild the roads after appealing to the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) to shelve their planned strike. The had decried the loss of its members and properties to dilapidated roads.