As Nigerians continue to complain about dilapidated roads, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has taken a bold move to fix 21 of the nation's federal roads in all the six geopolitical zones.
The NNPC's move which is estimated to cost N621.2 billion got the approval of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, October 27.
The Cable reported that Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and housing, made this known after the FEC meeting presided by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.
The minister explained that the NNPC's request was approved in line with Executive Order No. 007 of 2019 signed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to him, Executive Order 7 allows the private sector to deploy in advance the taxes they would pay for infrastructure development.
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He added that the selected 21 roads are 1804.6 kilometres, and it was a strategic intervention under the Federal Government Road Infrastructure and Refreshment Tax Credit Scheme, The Nation stated.
Legit.ng gathers that nine of the selected projects are in north-central, three in the northeast, two in the northwest, two in the southeast, three in the south-south, and two in the southwest.
Below is a full list of the roads:
1. Dualization of Ilorin-Jebba-Mokwa/ Bokani Junction road Section 1: Illorin-Jebba, Kwara State C/NO. 6468. 110.8km
2. Dualization of Ilorin, Jebba-Mokwa/Bokani junction Road Section II: Jebba-Mokwa-Bokani junction in Kwara and Niger states. C/NO.6469. 46 km
3. Dualization of Suleja-Minna road, Niger state. C/O. 6077. 40km
4. Dualization of Suleja-Minna Road, Niger State PhaseII (Km 40+000-101+000) C/NO.6267. 61km
5. Reconstruction of Bida-Lambata Road, Niger state C/NO.6372. 125km
6. Agaie-Katcha-Baro Road, Niger state 52.3km
7. Emergency repairs of failed section of Mokwa-Makera-Tagina-Kaduna state border in Niger state. 164km
8. Minna-Zungeru minna-Zungeru-Tagina road, Niger state. 90km
9. Bida-Minna road, Niger state. 791.1km
1. Rehabilitation of Cham-Numan section of Gombe-Yola road in Adamawa state. 46.35km
2. Construction of Bali-Serti road in Taraba state. 110km
3. Rehabilitation of Gombe-Biu road in Gombe/Borno state. 117km
1. Rehabilitation of outstanding sections of Gada-Zaima-Zuru-Gamji road Phase II in Kebbi State 62km.
2. Rehabilitation of Zaria-Funtua-Gusau-Sokoto-Birnin Kebbi. 221.5km
1. Dualization of Aba-Ikot Ekpene road in Abia/Akwa Ibom states. 73km
2. Rehabilitation of Umuahia (Ikwuano)-Ikot Ekpene road: Umuahia-Umudike in Abia state. 49km
1. Rehabilitation of Odukpani-Itu-Ikot Ekpene road in Cross River state Section I: Odukpani-Itu Bridge Head in Cross River/Akwa Ibom states. 21.9km
2. Dualization of outstanding portion of Odukpani-Itu-Ikot Ekpene: lot 2. 32km
3. Dualization of Oku-Iboku Power Plant Section of the Odukpani-Itu-Ikot-Ekpene road in Cross River/Akwa Ibom state. 28km
1. Rehabilitation and expansion of Lagos-Badagry Expressway (Agbara Junction-Nigeria/Benin border) in Lagos state. 62km
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2. Dualization of Ibadan-Ilorin road (Route A2) Section II in Oyo State (Oyo-Ogbomosho). 52km.
History made as Buhari receives Certificate of Incorporation for NNPC
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that President Muhammadu Buhari received the Certificate of Incorporation of the NNPC.
He was presented with the certificate by the minister of state for petroleum, Timipre Sylva, the registrar of the Corporate Affairs Commission, Alhaji Garba Abubakar and the NNPC Group Managing Director, Mele Kyari, at the State House, in Abuja on Friday, October 8.
The NNPC LTD was incorporated by the Corporate Affairs Commission on September 22 after it received an application for its registration from the federal government.