Thursday, 4 May 2017

FG Approves the Reconstruction of Odukpani, Ikot Ekpene Road for N52billion

By: Ukorebi Esien

On Wednesday, 4th of May, saw The Federal Executive Council (FEC) approving the reconstruction of popular but collapsed Odukpani-Itu-Ikot Ekpene federal highway in Cross River State.

The MInister of Power, Works, and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola disclosed this while briefing newsmen at the end of  wednesday's FEC meeting presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, said the ministry presented a memo to the council on the road reconstruction and was accordingly approved for N54 billion

The road which was first constructed over four decades ago have been a death trap and has led to the loss of many lives and properties. Fashola said that the approval for its reconstruction yesterday was an expression of the administration’s commitment to economic growth through the reduction of time being spent on the road.

The minister who said Julius Berger had been tipped as the contractor for the execution of the project, disclosed that the contractor would quickly be mobilised to resume work on the road.

Ukorebi is a blogger and Conference Speaker