FEC approves N5.1bn road in Osun, Ekiti

FEC approves N5.1bn road in Osun, Ekiti
May 23 21:42 2018

By Ahmed Idris

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved N5.1 billion for the rehabilitation of Ila Orangun–Oke Ila–Ilale Aka road linking Osun to Ekiti state.

Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, who while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting in Abuja, said rehabilitation of the 34 kilometers’ road project which was started by Osun state government was abandoned after about three kilometers work on the project.

The minister also spoke on the allegation by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state that federal government is plotting to assassinate him, saying it was baseless.

He said if not because of the fact that the governor enjoys immunity against prosecution, he would have been summoned by relevant security agencies to prove the allegation.

“I think one of the beauties of being a governor is that you enjoy immunity from prosecution and arrest. Because, I remember a couple of years ago when I made similar allegations
I was invited to Force Headquarters,” he said.

Wike had on Sunday alerted Nigerians that the federal government was plotting to assassinate him in a crowd and claim accidental discharge.

Speaking at the third year anniversary thanksgiving service of his administration at Living Faith Church in D-Line, Port Harcourt, Wike said: “Intelligence report available to us as at this morning indicate that they are plotting to assassinate me in a crowd and claim it was accidental discharge.’’

Also speaking, Minister of Interior, Mr. Abdulrahman Danbazau, said the council also approved N582 million for consultancy services for the construction of technology building to accommodate data communication command and control centre for the Nigeria Immigration Service.

He said the completion period of the contract id 22 months.

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Ameachi, said the council approved N1.6 billion for the procurement and installation of 64 tonnes capacity Mobile Crane for Lokoja River Port complex and training of staff.

He said the council also approved N280 million for hiring of International Advisers saddled with the responsibility of advising the federal government on the financial models to be adopted while negotiating for various railways contracts.