The fifth Federal Executive Coun­cil meeting pre­sided over by President Goodluck Jonathan has approved road contracts across Kaduna, Benue, Ni­ger, Nasarawa and Bauchi states amounting to N36.6 billion.

The Minister of Works Mike Onolememen in com­pany of the Minister of Culture,Tourism and Nation­al Orientation, Edem Duke and the newly appointed ministers, said the Council also approved the further en­hancement of roads network in Benue, Kaduna and Na­sarawa State.

The road which traverses Benue, Plateau and Kaduna states was awarded at the sum of N7.9 billion with a completion period of 18 months

The Council also ap­proved the dualisation of the outstanding session of the Suleja-Minna Road from Kilometer 40 to Kilometer 101 in Minna, an aterel road linking actual road, is part of the trans Sahara road from Lagos that goes all the way to Algiers. It was awarded at the sum of N23.6 billion for 40 months completion. Ningi-Kofa Mat

Road in Bauchi was also awarded at the sum of N7.1 billion at the completion period of 18 months.

It also approved a Na­tional Directorate of Em­ployment contract for the sum of N472,500 million for purchase of tricycle for Benue West Senatorial con­stituency. The project is to al­leviate the challenges of the local people in the area with completion of three weeks.

Council further approved Corporate Head office for the Nigeria Deposit Insur­ance Cooperation (NDIC) as recommended by the Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala.

The Abuja Annex office was awarded at the sum of N14.7 billion, the Lagos of­fice at the sum of N24.7 bil­lion and it’s training center at Lekki at the sum of N9.3 billion.

Edem Duke said the or­ganisation has been serving towards it and Council only approved it’s memo when it was presented before it.

Meanwhile Council ap­proved Nigeria position to serve as the headquarters of the West Africa Telecom­munications Regulators As­sembly

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