The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday approved over N797.2 billion for the Abuja-Kaduna-Kano road construction project.
Addressing State House Correspondents at the end of the week’s virtual FEC meeting at Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said Council approved the change of scope for the project.
According to him, the road, hitherto undergoing renovation, would now be completely reconstructed, thus changing the existing cost of the project form N155 billion to N797.2 billion.
He listed the roads rehabilitated, which would soon be handed over to include Benin-Asaba, Abuja-Lokoja, Kano-Katsina, Onitsha-Aba, Sagamu-Benin, Kano-Maiduguri, Enugu- Port Harcourt, Ilorin-Jebba and Lagos-Badagry.
Asked the exact time the road will be delivered, Fashola said: “So, we are dealing with 375 kilometres of roads. So the completion is going to be phased.
“So the first phase will be the Kaduna – Zaria section, which is 74 kilometres that will be in quarter four of 2022.
“The next phase B the Zaria-Kano section, which is 137 kilometres, should be quarter one of 2023. And the last phase will be the Abuja Kaduna section which should be in quarter two of 2023.”