In line with the determination of the current administration to boost road infrastructure in the states, the Federal Executive Council approved the amount of 22 billion naira for road projects in the Niger Delta.
Briefing State House Correspondents following the meeting, the Minister of Niger Delta Steve Oru said council approved N6.178 billion for the construction of Mbaise Ring Road intersecting and Owerri-Umuhaia Road in Imo State that has been awarded to Messrs Arab Contractors with a completion amount of 18 months.
The Minister also disclosed the FEC approved N9.067 billion for the construction of Calabar-Oban-Nsan-Okoroba-Ajassor Road in Cross River State to Messrs CCECC Nigeria Limited with a completion amount of 24 months. The council approved N3.55 billion for Phase 1 of Mbak Mkpeti-Itu-Okoita-Arochukwu Road in Abia, Cross River and Akwa Ibom awarded to Messrs United Radak Nigeria Limited with a completion amount of 24 months. Whilst the construction of Mbak Atai-Ikot-Ntu-Mkpeti-Okuiboku Road in Akwa Ibom was awarded at N3.246bn to Messrs Jukoko International Ltd and also approved by the council with a completion amount of 18 months.
President Jonathan has spent several billions of dollars on road infrastructure since visiting power and his administration has constructed or rehabilitated more kilometres of roads than any administration in the nation’s history,