Aminat Yahaya —
Yesterday, at the Federal Executive Meeting presided by President Muhammadu Buhari, in Abuja, the Nigerian government announced the approval the of N829.8 million as revised estimated cost for the rehabilitation of a road linking Anambra and Enugu states.
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The Minister of State for Works and Housing, Umar El-Yakub had disclosed this. He also said that contract for the rehabilitation of the road which is expected to be completed in six months time, was originally awarded in 2018 because of its strategic inter-state nature and known for heavy traffic.
“The Federal Ministry of Works and Housing presented a memorandum seeking council’s approval for the revised estimated cost of the contract, the Minister said.
“It is for the rehabilitation of the Nkwo-Inyi-Akpugoze Road at Anambra’s border with Enugu State and is expected to be completed in six months.
“One of the essences of this augmentation is not only revising the rate, but to ensure longevity for the road, using asphaltic concrete binder,’’ he added.