The Federal Government, on Wednesday, approved N54.82bn for various projects in the Ministries of Works and Housing, and Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.
This is as it approved a refund totalling N9.18bn to Kebbi and Taraba States for federal road projects executed by their governments during the Jonathan administration.
The Ministers of the respective ministries disclosed this to State House Correspondents shortly after Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting chaired by the President Muhammadu Buhari at the Executive Council Chamber at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.
Humanitarian Affairs Minister, Sadiya Farouq, who presented four memos on behalf of the North East Development Commission, revealed that her ministry will collaborate with other government and private agencies to deliver four road reconstruction projects in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa and Bauchi States.
According to her, all four memos were approved and the projects are expected to run for 12 months except for Borno State which will stretch for 24 months.
Giving details of the projects, she said, “Today, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development presented to council on behalf of the North East Development Commission four memos. These memos are in respect of road reconstruction for five states of the North East region, namely Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe and Bauchi.
“For Borno, we have a 22.5km road that is to be reconstructed. This road is Ngon-Koshode and Ngon-Dosmari-Zabamari-Kongologo-Kajari Road with the contract sum of N13,553,902,668.95