Tuesday , 17 January 2017

Tag Archives: Ministry of Works

Ayade Gives Ministry 7 Days Ultimatum To Fix Potholes In Calabar


The Cross River State Ministry of Works yesterday commenced ‘operation zero portholes’ in Calabar, the state capital, in line with the directive of the state governor, Professor Ben Ayade. Gov. Ayade had given the ministry a seven-day ultimatum to fix all potholes identified in the 120 internal roads in Calabar …

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Buhari To Explore Alternative Channels Of Funding Road Projects Outside Budget


President Muhammadu Buhari may seek alternative ways of funding road projects across the country outside the national budget. This was one of the points of the briefing made by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works, Mr. Dauda Kigbu, to the president at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday. The perm …

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El-Rufa’i Visits Zaria Prison, Sets Aside N24m For Rehabilitation


Governor Nasiru El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State, said on Saturday that the state government would rehabilitate the Zaria Prison at N24 million. He stated this in Zaria during an inspection of the prison. Some aggrieved inmates of the prison on May 28 set part of the prison ablaze during a riot, …

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FG Approves N7.3bn For Reconstruction Of Akure-Ilesha Highway

Minister of Works, Mr Mike Onolememen

The Federal Government has awarded a N7.39-billion contract for the rehabilitation of the 66-kilometre Akure-Ilesha highway. The Minister of Works, Mr Mike Onolememen, disclosed this in Akure on Friday when he inaugurated the project. The minister, who was represented by Mr Oluyemi Oguntominiyi, the Director of Highways (South-West), Federal Ministry …

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PDP Crisis: Jigawa Govt Orders Demolition Of FG Estate


In a move that could only be traced to the political impasse between Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido and President Goodluck Jonathan, the Dutse Capital Development Authority (DCDA) has ordered the demolition of a federal housing estate situated in Dutse, the state capital. It was leant that residents of …

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Julius Berger To Begin Patching Of Potholes On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Says Director Of Federal Highways


The Federal Government on Wednesday directed Julius Berger to begin rehabilitation of the bad portions on Lagos-Ibadan expressway to reduce hardship faced by motorists. The Director of Federal Highways (South West), Federal Ministry of Works, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. “I was on the …

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FG Needs N921.4bn To Complete 195 Roads Across The Country


The Federal Government needs N921.4 billion to complete about 195 ongoing road projects across the country. Disclosing this to State House correspondents after the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC), Minister of Works, Mike Onolememen, said government had so far spent N1.39 trillion on ongoing road projects. Onolememen who gave a …

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Baga Killings: Shettima Orders Release Of Relief Materials, Re-Building Of Victims’ Houses

Kashim Shettima

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has ordered the immediate release of relief materials and reconstruction of houses destroyed in Baga carnage, his media aide has said. A statement by his special adviser on communication Isa Umar Gusau said “following the very unfortunate and barbaric  destructions of lives and properties …

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FG, World Bank, Donate 24 Patrol Bikes, 4 Ambulances To FRSC


As part of efforts aimed at assisting the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to discharge its responsibilities effectively, twenty four patrol motorbikes and four ambulances were yesterday donated to the Corps by the Federal Government, under the auspices of the World Bank funded “Safe road corridor project.” Permanent secretary, Ministry of …

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Third Mainland Bridge Is Not Collapsing – FG


In a bid to reassure Nigerians on the safety of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos, the Federal Governemt has again, declared that the bridge is not going to collapse. The government made this known at the weekend, through the Federal Ministry of Works, in apparent reaction to the fears …

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