Nigerian government to lay off 15.5 trillion tons of unpaid contractors - Umahi

FG spends NOK 105.5 billion to repair 260 roads nationwide

The Federal Government has disbursed N108.5 billion out of the N217 billion earmarked for emergency repairs to 260 roads in the 36 member states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The Minister of Labor, David Umahi, disclosed this during a meeting with all the Director-Generals of the Ministry in Abuja on Thursday.

Mr Umahi noted that the funds released show how much President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is willing to invest in infrastructure, adding that he will not leave any excuses to ensure that road repairs are done properly. He added that it was not allowed.

Beneficial roads include the resurfacing of the Third Mainland Bridge, Lekki Deep Sea Port road construction, two collapsed bridges in Enugu, and two on the Onitsha-Owerri road.

Other roads approved for construction include the ongoing improvement of the Abuja-Keffi-Akwanga-Lafia road and the duplication of the Lafia bypass.

DAILY POST recalls that in October 2023, the Ministry sought approval from the Federal Government for rapid rehabilitation and intervention of 260 critically failed road projects across the Commonwealth, which was approved by the Government two weeks later. ing.

“The President has approved over 260 road interventions across 36 states and the FCT.”

“I am pleased to announce that 50 per cent of the mitigation measures for 2023 have been announced to the province. We had to reopen early because we were already under pressure,” he said.


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