The Federal Government has planned to use N21.9 billion for the repairs of roads in Yobe, Edo and Taraba States.
Making this disclosure during an executive council meeting in State House Abuja, Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said N14.5 billion of the amount would be used for rehabilitation of the Gasamu-Hamshi-Gogoram road in Yobe.
He stated further that N991.8 billion would be used to upgrade the road linking Uneme-Tusamu-Odoga to Okpekpe in Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State.
Acccording to him, N6.3 billion would also be used for the repairs of Mamabu-Donga road in Taraba South Local Government Area of Taraba State.
He stated that Federal Road Maintenance Agency, FERMA had a total of 191 road repairs/re-construction projects across be carried out a ross Nigeria.
“So, all of those projects are now being issued letters of award, mobilisation and others.
“Now, there are 10 that require coming to Federal Executive Council because of their financial threshold level. Out of the 10 projects, three were presented today.
“So, those three presented and approved by council today are: Gasamu-Hamshi-Gogoram road in Yobe for N14.528 billion; the link road connecting Uneme-Tusamu-Odoga to Okpekpe in Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo for N991.851 million and Mamabu-Donga Local Government Area road in Taraba South Local Government Area for N6.397 billion.”
“These are late third quarter, early fourth quarter interventions to respond to the COVID-19 impact on the economy.
“This will tell you some of the things the Minister of Finance was saying that Economic Sustainability Plan implementation is what will take us out of recession. This is our responsibility,” Fashola said.