FG to Spend N166 billion on Construction of 14 roads


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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