FEC okays N348.59bn for Akwanga-Gombe road contract


The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N348.59 billion for construction of the road linking Akwanga though Jos to Gombe.

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, made this known at the end of the meeting held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday.

He said the project covers 420.6kilometers.

Fashola said the project would be completed in 48 months.

The Council also approved N12.104 billion for ecological projects across the country.

The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina, said the approval covers 12 states in the country.

The states are – Anambra, Lagos, Oyo, Akwa Ibom, Adamawa, Bauchi, Edo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Plateau and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).