By: SUNDAY ODE, Abuja
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved a total sum of N35.613 billion for construction of roads in different parts of the country.
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola stated this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Minister disclosed that N8.9 billion was approved for construction of Ikom bridge and road in Calabar, Cross River State.
The road and bridge, which will be completed in 24 months, he said, will create access to the port for trailers to move freely with containers.
The Minister said that N11.78 billion was approved for road project in Yobe State, while N8.6 billion was approved for road project in Kwara State.
While N5.4 billion was approved for road project in Abia State, N933 million was approved for automatic meter reading equipment for Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Fasola also disclosed.
Minister of Information Lai Mohammed, however declined to speak on the alleged forgery of fake National Youth Service Certificate by Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, saying that the earlier reaction of the officials of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC should suffice as the agency was the appropriate government entity responsible for issuing the certificates.