- Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture, has announced that the FEC has approved N1.5 billion for the repair of a major road linking Osun and Ekiti states
- Mohammed commented on the fact that the 34-kilometre linking road to be repaired was initially abandoned
- He also said that he was not aware of the proposed resignation of the minister of mines and steel development, Kayode Fayemi
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, May 23, approved N5.1 billion for the rehabilitation of Ila Orangun-Oke Ila-Ilale-Aka road linking Osun to Ekiti states.
The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this when he briefed state house correspondents on the outcome of the council’s meeting held at the presidential villa, Abuja, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
He said the rehabilitation of the 34 kilometers’ road project which was started by the Osun state government was abandoned after about three kilometers work on the project.
On the planned resignation of the minister of mines and steel development, Kayode Fayemi, from the FEC following his emergence as All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Ekiti governorship elections, Mohammed said he was not fully aware of such plan.
He said: “I think I read it just like you that he will resign this week. If he did say so today is just Wednesday I think we still have the rest of the week to see if he will resign. But I think really he is the best person that can speak on it.’’
The minister of interior, Abdulrahman Danbazau, also disclosed that the council approved N582 million for consultancy services for construction of technology building to accommodate data communication command and control centre for the Nigeria Immigration Service. Dambazau said the completion period of the contract was twenty-two months.
The minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, revealed that the council approved N1.6 billion for the procurement and installation of 64 tonnes capacity mobile crane for Lokoja River Port complex as well as 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.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that the southwest state of Osun was wearing a new look as the state governor Rauf Aregbesola had refurbished some federal roads.
Despite the finances of the state, the governor had taken it upon himself to see to completion, the infrastructural upgrade embarked upon within the state, by his administration.
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