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FEC Approves N58.48bn For Niger Road Project, Link Bridge To Kwara

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the sum of N58.48 billion for the Bida-Saachi-Nupeko Road project and the Nupeko-Pategi Bridge project, which links Niger and Kwara states.

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents after the FEC meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He said it was an old contract, which was terminated and reviewed.

“You heard the project involved, the Bida-Saachi-Nupeko Road and we have attached bridge — the Nupeko-Pategi Bridge across the River Niger, to link Nupeko in Niger and Pategi in Kwara State together.

“And also facilitate connectivity from South West to North Central and North of Nigeria.

“It is an old contract, actually, it was awarded in 2013, terminated for non-performance, re-evaluated.

“It didn’t have a bridge then; we have added a bridge now; approved now for N58. 488 billion; and it is expected to take 30 months.’’

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