Naomi Gabriel —
The Nigerian Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting yesterday in the nation’s capital, Abuja revealed that the government has approved over N115.4 billion for the dualization of the Kano-Kazaure-Kongwalam road linking Kano, Jigawa and Katsina States.
The meeting was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.
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According to the Minister, the project is expected to be completed in two years, and would be financed through the country’s tax credit scheme.
“The Ministry of Works and Housing presented one memo for the dualization of the Kano-Kazaure-Kongwalam highway, totalling 131.4 kms, from a single carriage way to a dual carriage way, he said.
“So, Council approved that proposal at a cost of N115, 425, 896,907.15 kobo over 48 months. The instructive thing is that the financing will be done by the Tax Credit Scheme of Bua International Limited. And they will use Messrs PW Construction Nigeria limited, a company in which they have acquired some interest to undertake the construction’’, Fashola added.