FEC Approves N20bn For Ikorodu-Sagamu Expressway

Hon. Babajimi Benson, representative of the Ikorodu Federal Constituency in the Federal House of Representatives in Abuja

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, Wednesday approved N20 billion for the rehabilitation of Ikorodu-Sagamu expressway.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed made this disclosure while addressing State House correspondents at the end of the FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Mohammed, who stood in for the Minister of Power Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, said that the project will reduce accidents on the highway and lost of production time.

According to him, the project when completed, will enhance movements of petroleum products and agricultural produce.

Mohammed said: “On behalf of the minister of Power, Works & Housing, l will also brief you that the FEC approved the rehabilitation of Ikorodu-Shagamu Road in Lagos State at the sum of N20,845,336,214.


“The significance of the award of this contract is that it will reduce road accidents and loss of lives. Of course, it will reduce travel time and operating cost for transporters and commuters, and more importantly, it will enhance the movement of petroleum and agricultural products and also facilitate other commercial activities.


The minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, disclosed that the FEC also approved N4.233 billion for airport fire-fighting equipment to be used for training in Zaria, Kaduna State.


He said: “Today, the FEC considered a memo from the Ministry of Transportation (Aviation). The purpose of that memo was to award a contract for the design, manufacture and installation of fully-automated fire and smoke aircraft training simulator.


“The total contract sum is N4, 233 billion. The council graciously considered and approved the contract. This fire-fighting equipment is extremely very important because when we came into government in 2015, l found myself approving several hundreds of thousands of dollars for our fire fighters to go to Cameroun to get trained for proficiency in fire-fighting and come back to fight fire in Nigeria with 30 airports.

Hon. Babajimi Benson in a release on Wednesday night confirmed the FEC approval while also thanking stakeholders for enduring harrowing experiences on the collapsed road.

“Dear Constituents, I am delighted to inform you that our collective agitations and perseverance on the state of the Ikorodu-Sagamu Road has finally paid off” Hon. Benson said in the statement


“The Federal Executive Council Meeting, presided by the President, His Excellency, Muhammed Buhari today, 28th March has approved the sum of N2 Billion for the rehabilitation of the road.


“My appreciation goes to all residents, stakeholders and particularly, motorists who have had to endure untold hardships on the road, hitherto. To me, there is no better Easter Gift than this and I believe it is the warmest Easter message to you as well” he said thankfully


“We will keep you posted on the formal flag-off of the road rehabilitation, which will hold very soon” he assured constituent.


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