FG Approves N72bn For Reconstruction Of Apapa-Oworonsoki Road

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Mr. Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Works, Housing and Power
By: SUNDAY ODE,  Abuja
The Federal Government on Wednesday, approved the sum of N72 .9 billion for the  reconstruction of Creek Road, Tin Can Island through Apapa to Oworonsoki to toll gate end of Lagos Ibadan Expressway.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fasola after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Fashola, who said the road is a Public Private partnership arrangement, added that the road is 27km of ten-lane highway, 270.8km in total.
Also, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation,  Abubakar Malami said the council approved an action plan on anti-money laundering and combating financing of terrorism.
He said in view of Nigeria’s  suspension from Egmont Group, the action plan will showcase Nigeria’s  new measures to combat these vices.
He added that It is a document processed by stakeholders in  money laundering and anti-terrorism agencies.
Malami also disclosed that FEC ratified the  transfer of sentenced persons between Macau, China and Nigeria.
He said: ” It was reviewed and approved by FEC. They can be returned to serve their terms in Nigeria, with more access to family and rehabilitation. This will need to be similarly ratified by Macau before it comes into force.”
The minister declined comments when asked on the continued detention of former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

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