FEC approves N50bn for roads in North-east, FCT Electrification Project

The Federal Govt Council (FEC) has authorised N50 billion for the rehabilitation of roads in Taraba and Yobe States in addition to the development of injection substations to spice up energy provide in the Gwarinpa space of the Federal Capital Territory.

The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) reviews that N48.4 billion of the quantity was authorised for roads in Taraba and Yobe whereas the remaining N1.6 billion was meant for the FCT electrification venture.

The Minister of Data, Lai Mohammed, revealed this to State Home Correspondents on the finish of the council’s assembly chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Wednesday.

Giving the breakdown of the N48.4 billion, the minister stated N29.8 billion was authorised as revised value for the rehabilitation of the Yola-Hong-Mubi highway and N18 billion was authorised for the Yobe State Authorities as refunds for the development of federal authorities roads in the state.

He stated: “The Minister of the FCT introduced his memo in search of approval for the upward overview of the contract for the development of two 15 MVA injection substations at Life Camp Gwarinpa, in Abuja.

“In 2015, the council authorised the contract to provide 15/33 MVA injection substations to enhance energy provide in Gwarinpa, however regrettably for greater than two years, the contractors couldn’t entry the positioning on account of possession tussle of the land.

“By the point they later had entry, costs went up, greenback appreciated they usually got here again in 2018 and are coming once more right this moment saying that given the inhabitants of Gwarinpa now, they needn’t two however really three injection substations there and that contract was authorised right this moment for the sum of N1,640,406,426.26.”

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