The Federal Executive council, FEC, on Wednesday approved N30.9 billion for the construction of roads in three states of the federation.
The council also approved the report of the ministerial implementation committee on the harmonization of taxes and levies across the federation, as well as a national policy on Micro, Medium and Small Scale Enterprises.
The council also approved a provisional license for the establishment of the first Nigerian Maritime University at Okerenkoko in Delta State.
The contracts awarded through the Niger Delta ministry include: The construction of Zarama-Okodia Iseme road in Yenagoa local government in Bayelsa State in favour of Merssrs Eneko Nigeria Ltd in the sum of N5. 923 billion with a completion period of 18 months; the construction of Agadagba-Akotoko -Iyasa-Ovwie road and bridge in Irele local government of Ondo State in favour of CGC Nigeria Ltd in the sum of N15.628 billion.
The council also approved the construction of Amasoma-Egbedi road in Kolokuma Okpokuma local government of Bayelsa State in favour of Messrs Dantu construction Nigeria Ltd in the sum of N2.767 billion with a completion period of 18 months and the construction of Ofagbe Udeze-Ozoro road from Ovwie to Aba road in Isoko North, Isoko South local government areas of Delta State in the sum of N6.675billion with a completion period of 24months.
Briefing journalist after the weekly meeting, the Niger Delta Minister, Steve Oru, said the ratification by FEC, followed an earlier anticipatory approval given by the President Goodluck Jonathan.
He said the East West Highway was 90 per cent completed.
He added that the ministry will begin a tour of the East West road in the last 10 days of this administration.
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