FEC approves N27bn for rehabilitation of road linking Ondo-Edo, okays N580m armoured vehicles for NDLEA




The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N27 billion for the rehabilitation of a 27 kilometre road linking Ondo and Edo states.

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed said this at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.

“The Minister of Works and Housing presented a memo for the approval of the award of contract for the rehabilitation of the Iduani-Otuwo road which links Ondo and Edo States. The contract is for the sum of N27, 233, 577, 000 billion and it has a completion period of 27 months,” he said.

Also speaking, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo, said the council also approved the second phase of the National Sugar Master Plan which started in 2012.

He said the council approved the commencement of the 2nd phase from 2023-2033 for another period of ten years.

Similarly, FEC has approved N580.5 million for the purchase of four armoured vehicles by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami disclosed this to State House Correspondents at the end of the weekly cabinet meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.

“Today, a memo was presented by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation, that is the Federal Ministry of Justice, which was relating to a parastatal under the supervision of the office of the Attorney General; the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

“The purpose of the memo was to seek approval of the council for the award of contract for the supply of four customised armoured security vehicles of 14 seater model for the NDLEA and the contract sum is N580, 500, 000 only inclusive of 7.5 percent value added tax with a delivery period of 16 weeks,” he said.

The Minister said the decision to procure the armoured vehicles was taken to encourage and safeguard the lives of NDLEA personnel who have been working very hard with lots of results to show for their effort.

Besides, FEC also approved N1.8 billion for the building of a retaining wall for a salt project in Ebonyi state.

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the weekly meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

He said the wall is to help protect the washing away of the salt, which occurs naturally.

He said the salt if fully tapped, can be exported to earn more revenue for the country.

“We came to council for an approval because there is an intervention; direct intervention by the President for a salt project in Ebonyi State. We import our salt form abroad spending annually in the region of about $88 million.

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