By Chijioke Okoronkwo, Abuja.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday in Abuja approved the sum of N829.8 million as revised estimated cost for the rehabilitation of a road linking Anambra and Enugu States.
Contract for the rehabilitation of the road was originally awarded in 2018 because it is a strategic inter-state road with heavy traffic.
The Minister of State for Works and Housing, Malam Umar El-Yakub, gave the revised contract figure when he spoke with newsmen at the end of the council’s weekly meeting.
“The Federal Ministry of Works and Housing presented a memorandum, seeking council’s approval for the revised estimated cost of the contract.
“It is for the rehabilitation of the Nkwo-Inyi-Akpugoze Road at Anambra’s border with Enugu State and it is expected to be completed in six months.
“One of the essences of this augmentation is not only revising the rate, but to also ensure longevity of the road, using asphaltic concrete binder,’’ he said.
On the dilapidated nature of the Ekpoma-Benin Expressway, the minister assured that measures were being taken to fix the road but that the rainy season was delaying its completion.