THE Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved different contacts totalling N62.04bn at its weekly meeting. The meeting was presided over by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). Benin-Ore Road
The approved projects cut across the Ministry of Works and Housing, Ministry of the Federal Capital Territory and Ministry of Water Resources.
One of such projects is the augmentation of the contract sum for Ajebandele-Shagamu Section of the Benin-Ore-Ajebandele Road.
The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, revealed this to State House correspondents.
He said, “The redesigning of the shoulders and pavement provision necessitated a revised estimated total cost of N22.879bn to take the contract from original sum of N71.6bn to N92.5bn. Benin-Ore Road
“The stretch involved is 99km from Km162 to 261. Council approved that review of total estimated cost in favour of Messers RCC construction firm currently working there.”
The minister said the council also approved the contract for the Akwanga-Keffi-Makurdi highway.
Fashola described it as a sub-contract within the contract. He said the contract was for the construction of a nine-way underground cable. It also include constructing telecommunication facility dock over the length of 255km in the sum of N46.25bn. Benin-Ore Road
He added that the council approved a contract for an automation process for the issuance of Certificate of Occupancy in respect of Federal Government’s lands.
The contract, he said, was in the sum of N976,037,330 in favour of IQ Systems with completion period of 10 months.
He also mentioned the construction of 4×20 meters span bridge at Km18 along Langtang-Wase Road in Plateau State for N2.867bn.