|FCT Minister, Senator Bala Muhammed|
Thursday, 16 October 2014
Federal Executive Council (FEC) Approves N2.7bn for Abuja Roads..
In a bid to rehabilitate some roads in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved N2.7 billion to that effect.
It equally approved the procurement of branded sports equipment for 981 primary schools across the country.
This was the fallout of the decision reached by FEC at the weekly meeting.
The position of FEC was made known at a joint press briefing by the Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, his FCT counterpart, Senator Bala Muhammed, Labour and Productivity Minister, Emeka Wogu and Minister of Special Duties, Taminu Turaki, as well as Dr. Abdu Gullama, Minister Science and Technology.
According to the FCT minister, the roads to be rehabilitated, would be in the second phase of the exercise.
He said the rehabilitation would be focused on failed roads in Garki and Wuse Districts of the FCT.
Mohammed said N2.5billion was expended on the rehabilitation of the first phase of the roads.
“By the time we are through with the roads rehabilitation under this second phase which include roads in Garki and Wuse, we will be delivering FCT roads that will be in use for at least, the next 30 years,” Mohammed told journalists.
On his part, Turaki noted that the memo presented by his ministry to procure special sports equipment for selected primary schools in the country, was approved by the council.
He noted that the development would boost Jonathan’s efforts in his administration’s agenda in the sports sector.
Turaki added that 981 primary schools across the country were beneficiaries of the scheme, with nine schools from each of the 109 senatorial districts that cut across the country.