FG awards N31bn Niger-Delta road contract

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Barely 15 days to the end of the present administration’s tenure, the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved four different road contracts totaling N31billion for the Niger Delta.

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Steve Oru, disclosed this at the end of the weekly FEC meeting presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan.

According to earlier briefings by the Minister of Information, Patricia Akwashiki, the Wednesday meeting was the last one during which projects could be approved while a valedictory session would be held next week.

Oru said the four roads are in Bayelsa, Ondo and Delta states.

The minister said the construction of Zarama-Okodia Iseme road in the Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State was awarded in the sum of N5.923bn with a completion period of 18 months.

He added that the construction of Agadagba-Akotoko-Iyasa-Ovia Road and bridge in Irele local government of Ondo State in the sum of N15.628bn while the construction of Amasoma-Egbedi Road in Kolokuma Okpokuma Local Government of Bayelsa was awarded in the sum of N2.767bn with a completion period of 18 months.

The fourth road is the Ofagbe Udeze-Ozoro Road with a spur from Ovwie to Aba road in the Isoko North, Isoko South local government areas of Delta State which was awarded in the sum of N6.7bn.

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