FG to Spend N166 billion on Construction of 14 roads

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The Federal Government (FG) has approved the sum of N166 billion for the construction and rehabilitation of 14 roads across Nigeria.  

According to a memorandum issued by the Ministry of Works and Housing to the Federal Executive Council, the roads meant to be covered are the Kotangora-Rijau road in Niger State, which will involve the construction of two bridges; Kano-Katsina roads, which involves the construction of additional lane from the airport roundabout to Dawanau roundabout in Kano State. 

Others include: the Kotangora-Bangi road in Niger State; the Outer Marina-Bonny Camp road and Eko Bridge through Apongbon Bridge with access ramp in Lagos State; Irrua-Edenu-Ibore-Udomi-Uwessan road in Edo State, which is slated for rehabilitation; Ilobu-Erinle road in Kwara/Osun states billed for construction; Wudil bridge to link Gaban Komi with Wudil bypass along Maiduguri road in Kano State; Wukari-Ibi road in Taraba State billed for rehabilitation; and construction of Baro-Port Gulu town road in Niger State. 

According to the Memorandum, the contract for the construction of two bridges, Lioji and Gulbin-Boka Bridges at Kotangora-Rijau road will be executed by Messrs Nael & Bin Harmal Hydro export Nigeria Limited at a contract cost of N1.13 billion, with a completion period of 12 months. 

The construction of additional lane on Kano-Katsina road in Kano will be executed by Messrs Zerock Construction Nigeria Limited within a period of 24 months at the cost of N9.5 billion. The reconstruction of Kotangora-Bangi road in Niger State will be executed by Messrs CBC Global Civil & Building Construction Nigeria Limited within 48 months at the cost of N20.4 billion. The rehabilitation of Outer Marina-Bonny Camp road and Eko Bridge through Apongbon Bridge with access ramps will be done by Messrs CCECC with a completion date of 12 months at the cost of N9.3 billion. 

The rehabilitation of Irrua-Edenu-Ibore-Udomi-Uwessan road in Edo State was awarded to Messrs Mikky-Tai Engineering & Construction Limited/Messrs Rodnab Construction JV at the contract cost of N4.6 billion, with a completion date of 12 months. Messrs IAC Allied Technical and Construction Company Limited will construct the Ilobu-Erinle Road in Kwara/Osun states within 36 months at a cost of N18.042 billion. 

The rehabilitation of Wukari-Ibi Road in Taraba State will be done by China Worldwide Limited within a period of 18 months at the cost of N12.31 billion. Messrs GR Building & Construction Nigeria Limited will construct the Baro-Port-Gulu Town road in Niger State within a period of 24 months at N10.62 billion. 

The rehabilitation of Ajingi-Jahun-Kafin Hausa road in Jigawa will be done by Messrs H & M Nigeria Limited within a period of 24 months at the cost of N25.04 billion. 

Messrs Roudo Nigeria Limited is to rehabilitate the Aba-Owerri road, NNPC Expressway in Abia State within 18 months at the cost of N6.1 billion. Messrs JM & A’S/Lubell Nigeria Limited will construct Yaba-Yangogi Road in the FCT within 24 months at the cost of N17.31 billion.  Messrs Rick Rock Construction Limited will complete the rehabilitation of the Kaleyeri-Damaturu road in Yobe State within 28 months at the cost of N17 billion. 

Messrs IIC Construction Company Limited, who are to rehabilitate two outstanding sections of Oba-Nnewi-ArondizuoguOkigwe road in Imo/Anambra states within a period of 18 months, will receive N12.8 billion as payment on completion of the project. 

The rehabilitation of two outstanding sections of the Oba-Nnewi-ArondizuoguOkigwe Road in Imo/Anambra states is billed to generate between 150 and 200 jobs, while the construction of Yaba-Yangogi road in the FCT will generate no less than 250 jobs, according to the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing. 

Samson Oyedeyi

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