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Cabinet approves N33bn contract for Bida-Lapai road

The Federal Executive Council has approved a contract for the re-construction of Bidda-Lapai road in Niger State Central Nigeria.

Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Mustapha Maishehuri announced this to State House Correspondents soon after Wednesday’s cabinet meeting, which was presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

He said the contract is worth thirty three billion naira and when completed, the road will serve as a major link between the South-West and Northern Nigeria.

The Ministry of Power Works and Housing presented a memo to Council on the re-construction of Bida-Lapai-Lambala road in Niger State, which is about 123.9 kilometres at the cost of N33 billion. This is the second road that connects the South-West to the North so it is a very important road and the Council graciously approved the award of its contract, he said.

Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika also told Journalists that the Ministry secured a two point five billion naira approval for the purchase of modern equipment that will aid the landing of aircraft under severe weather conditions.

Ecological Fund

The Permanent Secretary, Ecological Fund, in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, Habiba Lawal, who gave a scorecard of the SGF’s office from 2015 to date, said over 71 ecological projects have so far been completed across 32 states of the country at the cost of over N54 billion.

She added: In the course of executing the projects, we impacted directly of 8820 lives in addition to increase in economic activities and improving the standard of living of Nigerians. We engaged 700 skilled persons, especially in the engineering subsector, we also engaged 2700 un-skilled personnel.

The Permanent Secretary addressed journalists on behalf of the Secretary to Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha.

Source: Voice of Nigeria