FCT, Abuja - The federal government on Wednesday, September 15, approved N38.4 billion for the completion of road projects in five states .
The minister of works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, made the disclosure after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, The Cable reported.
The states housing the affected roads include:
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According to Fashola, all the projects were inherited from previous administrations.
One of the contracts is the Onitsha-Owerri road through Okija-Ihembosi-For Ugbor to Ezinifite in Nnewi South local government area of Anambra.
Another one is that of the 20km dualisation of Yenagoa road junction to Kolo, Otuoke and Bayelsa Palm in Bayelsa state.
The minister the third contract was for the completion of a road linking Nasarawa and Benue states.
Fashola shares beautiful photos of newly built bridge in Cross River
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Fashola said the new double lane bridge on the border between Nigeria and Cameroon will facilitate free trade.
The minister made this known via a post sighted by Legit.ng on his verified Facebook page on Tuesday, July 27.
Fashola also shared some pictures of the bridge saying it is the "first shoot of the harvest of completed projects" by the President Buhari administration.
No part of Nigeria will be neglected - Buhari
In other news, President Buhari has said his government is committed to ensuring that no part of the country is neglected either because of geographical location or political affiliation.
The president said this during the commissioning and handing over ceremony of the erosion and flood control project at Oghighe Uruala Ohukabi in Abia state.
The erosion and flood control project was one of the twenty ecological intervention projects approved by President Buhari for the first quarter of 2020.
Nigerians will feel full impact of my projects long after 2023 - Buhari
Meanwhile, President Buhari has stated that after he leaves office in 2023, the impact of his projects will be felt by Nigerians.
The president made this known after inaugurating the new board of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) at a brief ceremony held at the State House, Abuja.
Buhari speaking at the event restated his administration’s commitment to implementing long term projects and programmes that create jobs for Nigerians.