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Thursday, 27 July 2017

We spent N1.58bn to patch Abuja-Kaduna road – Nigerian Government

The Federal Government said it recently spent N1.58 billion on the patching of the 165km Abuja-Kaduna Road.

Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola revealed this while briefing State House reporters on two memo approved yesterday by the Federal Executive Council.

According to him, “The two memos were ratification of road works that had to be done under emergency circumstances. The first was the Abuja- Kaduna highway. Recall we had to immediately do palliative works in order to support the closure of the Abuja airport runway which necessitated diversion of traffic to Kaduna.

“At that time, we didn’t have FEC’s approval; we only had anticipatory presidential approval as prescribed under the law for emergency works.

“N1.58 billion for the 165 km Abuja-Kaduna stretch where we did mainly parching of potholes to make the road motorable during the closure of the Abuja airport,” the minister stated.

The miniater said the council also approved N4.131 billion for rehabilitation of the Apapa-Wharf Road.

He recalled that “there was a recent presidential order for a 24-hour port operation and that again put pressure on an already deteriorating road. l also went to hand over that road sometime in June under the Public-Private Partnership structure between Messrs Julius Berger, Flour Mills, NPA and Ministry of Power, Works and Housing to start the construction of that first phase of the road.”

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