At a public presentation of the 2017 Appropriation Act on “ Budget of Recovery and Growth’’ on Monday, in Abuja, The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma, revealed that provision has been made to re-construct 65 roads which includes Lagos/Ibadan road, Kano/Maiduguri road, Enugu/Port- Harcourt road amongst others.
“We have N7 billion for the second Niger Bridge which connects the East with the rest of the country on that sides because it connects not just from Delta but all the way to Lagos.
“N7.12 billion for Abuja/Abaji/Lokoja road, N9.25 billion for the Obajana junction to Benin road, N7.5 billion for the Onitsha/Enugu dual carriage way and N7 billion for the construction of the Bodo/Boni road.” The minister said.
“N3.3 billion for the rehabilitation of the Ilorin/Jaba road, N7.24 billion for the dualisation of Odukpaleitu Kano/Katsina road and Suleja/Minna road, N2.3 billion for Gombe/Numan/Yola road and N2.7 billion for Kano/Western by-pass, amongst others.
He said ,“Let me say something about the Bodo/Boni road, it is again one of the things that this government is doing, we are tapping private sector partnership for infrastructure.
“ Nigerians must be able to move around, goods and services must be able to move around, you cannot talk about industrialization unless you can move goods and services around.
“So, that is important and that is why we have voted so much to roads and transportation.”
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