FG ready to reimburse states for constructing federal roads in their domains – Minister


By; Bayo Akamo, Ibadan.
Minister of Transport, Honourable Rotimi Amaechi has hinted that Federal Government is now ready to reimburse state governments for the construction of federal roads in their respective states.
The Minister dropped the hint in Ibadan while speaking with journalists during an inspection tour of federal road projects in Southwest states.
According to him, the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration  has made its intention clear on its readiness to refund state governments that have used state funds for the construction of federal roads in their domains.
The Minister declared that, already a committee on reimbursement to state governments on federal road projects headed by Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr Raji Fashola has been inaugurated and saddled with the responsibility of inspecting the level of work done on these roads.
Amaechi who heads the committee for Southwest zone while expressing satisfaction on the level of work done on the roads inspected by his committee, added that the Federal Ministry of Works and Public Procurement Department of the federal government would work together with the Oyo State Ministry of Works to ensure the projects were of high standard.
The Minister stressed further that in addition to reimbursing the state government, Federal Government was ready to also provide future assistance to aid subsequent projects in the state.
Speaking during a courtesy visit to his office, Governor Abiola Ajimobi declared that the visit of the federal government delegates would help fast track other ongoing projects in Oyo State.
The governor however expressed confidence in the Federal Government for its change initiative and called for prompt reimbursement to assist the State Government.
Some of the roads inspected by the Minister of Transport were New Garage-Old Ijebu road, Azeez Arisekola Alao way, Elebu-Apata road, Molete-Dugbe road and Mokola-Ojoo High road.


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