The Federal Executive Council (FEC), has approved the reconstruction of Akwanga-Jos-Bauchi-Gombe road at the cost of N348.6 billion.
The Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said the total length of the road is 420.6 kilometers.
Mr Fashola, who stated this Wednesday while briefing journalists at the end of FEC meeting chaired by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, said the scope of the project includes the expansion of the current two-lane highway into a dual carriage way.
“What is significant about it is that it completes the integration of the North-central with the South-east and the North-east,” he said.
He also said the council had previously approved the Abuja-Keffi Road and the Akwanga-Lafia-Makurdi Road all in the North-central.
“In May this year, Council had also approved Nineth Mile Enugu to Makurdi road, that connects the South-east to the North-central. That is to complete the spine of the major movement of agro produce and other related produce,” he said.
The minister also said the construction period is 48 months.
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