The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved road contracts for three states of Delta, Bayelsa and Ondo states to the tune of N30.8 billion.
Speaking on the contracts awarded, the Minister of Niger Delta, Steven Oru said the council ratified contracts which were earlier given anticipatory approvals by President Goodluck Jonathan at the last quarter of 2014.
According to him, his ministry got four projects ratified by FEC. “One has to with the construction of Zarama – Okodia-Iseni road in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. The other one has to with the construction of Agadagba-Akotokpo-Isaya-Ovia river and bridge in Irele local government of Ondo State; the construction of Ofagbe Udeze-Ozoro road with a spur from Ovwie to Aba road in Isoko North, Isoko South Local Government areas of Delta State and the construction of Amasoma-Egbedi road in Okolouma Okpokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.”
“The construction of Zarama-Okodia Iseme road in Yenagoa local government in Bayelsa State was awarded in favour of Merssrs Eneko Nigeria Ltd in the sum of N5. 923 billion with a completion period of 18 months; the construction of Agadagba-Akotoko -Iyasa-Ovia road and bridge in Irele local government of Ondo State is in favour of CGC Nigeria Ltd in the sum of N15.628 billion while the construction of Amasoma-Egbedi road in Kolokuma Okpokuma local government of Bayelsa State in favour of mrssrs Dantu construction Nigeria Ltd in the sum of N2.767 billion with a completion period of 18 months.”
Similarly, the Council which was presided over by President Jonathan also approved the establishment of the first Maritime University to be sited at Okerenkoko, Delta state.