FG approves N21bn contract for Ilorin-Kabba road

FG approves N21bn contract for Ilorin-Kabba road
February 09 08:37 2017

The Federal Government has earmarked 21 billion naira for the construction of Ilorin-Omuaran-Kabba road, Section I.

The Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, made this announcement while briefing State House correspondents after Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting.

Fashola said the project was meant  to complement ongoing work on the the Kabba-Egbe Road to link Kwara and Kogi states.

“The justification for the memo and consequent approval is consistent with our promise to continue to reduce travel time, to ease the cost of doing business and the cost of goods and services. This project is for N21 billion,” the minister said.

Fashola said the council also approved N589 million consultancy services for professionals to conduct line route studies, environmental/social impact assessment and resettlement action plan as well as environmental/social management plan.

This, according to him, is for the government to access the Japanese International Corporation Agency’s loan to support the Transmission Company of Nigeria to continue its transmission grid expansion programme.