The Federal Executive Council, FEC, yesterday, approved contracts worth N42 billion for the rehabilitation of roads across the country.
Rising from the weekly meeting of the council, Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, told newsmen that the contracts include rehabilitation of three federal roads in Kogi, Kwara, Bauchi, Plateau and Adamawa states and dualization of one federal road in Kano State.
Others include the Ilorin-Omu Aran-Kabba Road in Kwara and Kogi states at the cost of N8.217 billion with a completion period of 36 months.
“Council also approved the award of contract for the dualisation of Kano-Katsina Road Phase 1: Kano town at Dawanau roundabout, Katsina State border with Kano State at the cost of N14.078 billion with a completion period of 30 months.
“Council also approved the award of contract for the rehabilitation of Tumu-Pindiga-Kashere (Gombe State)-Futuk-Yalo (Bauchi State)-Bashar-Dengi (Plateau State) road: construction of Yalo-Bashar-Dengi Section in Bauchi and Plateau states, for N3.076 billion with a completion period of 18 months.
“After deliberations, council approved the award of contract No. 6210 for the rehabilitation of Ilorin-Jebba-Mokwa-Birnin-Gwari-Kaduna road section 1, among others.
“Council also approved a memo presented by the President for the award of contract for supply of 70,000 software development and support for Permanent Voters Card Radio Frequency Identification, RFID, Readers,” Maku said.