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N75BN ROADS PROJECT APPROVAL: Agba Praises Buhari, Fashola

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Thrilled over the scenario, Minister of State for Budget and National Planning Clem Agba has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the sum of N75 billion for the reconstruction of the dualised Lokoja-Benin Road.

Also, Agba singled out the Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola, for his commitment and contribution towards securing both presidential and the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approvals for the road projects that begin from Edo and terminate in Kogi and Delta states, respectively.

The Lokoja-Benin Road project extends from the Obajana Junction in Kogi State, North-Central Nigeria, to Benin, the capital of Edo State, South-South Nigeria.

Agba further thanked the President for also approving N64 billion for the Benin-Warri Dual Carriageway.

He said that the President deserved commendation by the good people of Edo and South-South for including the roads in the Phase Two scheme.

“The Lokoja-Benin Road is a critical asset that links the entire South-South zone to the Northern part of the country. It is also an ongoing project with contractors already on ground to resume and/or continue work once they are mobilised,” Agba said.

He gave the commendation on Wednesday in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT) at the end of the weekly FEC meeting the Presidential Villa.

Approval was given to cover section two of the road from Okene-Auchi, section three from Auchi–Ehor and section four from Ehor–Benin at the cost of N25 billion each.

The approved proposal was captured in the memo for the reconstruction of select Federal roads under the Federal Government Road Infrastructure Development and Refurbishment Investment Tax Credit Scheme Phase Two by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited.

 

 

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