The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday, approved N79.649 billion for completion of the dualisation project on the Odukpani-Itu-Ikot Ekpene Road in Akwa Ibom State.
Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, told newsmen after the meeting that the approval relates to the section from Oku Iboku Power Plant to Abak, about 26 kilometres.
He said the Council’s approval followed a memo, which sought an award of the contract to Messrs Sematech Nigeria Ltd. The contract is expected to be executed within 16 months.
He said: “This will help complete the dualisation gaps between the one awarded to Julius Berger and the section awarded to CCECC. When this is done, motorists in that area will have an option of the dual carriageway instead of the existing single carriageway.
“And this is in recognition of the heavy cargo that passes through that area from the South-South to the North Central, Benue through Katsina Ala, to the South East, to Abia. It is a very important trade link for the country.”
Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said Council also approved a memo to award N7,182,973,387 billion contracts in favour of Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos; Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja; Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano; and Katsina Airport in Katsina.
Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, who stood in for Sirika, said: “For Lagos, it’s for the expansion of the terminal building at domestic terminal GAT, for the sum of N2,817,579,271.99. For Katsina Airport, its expansion of the Katsina Airport Apron was awarded at N527,353,693.12. There’s also the expansion of Lagos Cargo Apron Area awarded at N1,982,943,242.81; expansion of Abuja Domestic Apron Area at N795,976,947.94; and finally, expansion of Kano Apron Area at N1,059,120,234.37.”
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