FEC approves construction of Gombe-Biu road

Federal Executive Council Meeting
FROM LEFT: Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita; Chief of Staff, Alhaji Abba Kyari; Acting Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Hajiya Habiba Lawan; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; President Muhammadu Buhari; Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbe; Minister of State for Agriculture, Sen Heineken Lokpobiri and Minister of Budget and National Planing during the Federal Executive Council Meeting in Abuja (26/10/17) 05693/26/10/2017/Callistus Ewelike/NAN

Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council has approved a memo presented by the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing for the construction of Gombe to Biu federal highway.

Briefing State House correspondents after the FEC meeting which held at the council chamber of the presidential villa on Wednesday, the minister, Babatunde Fashola, said the 117-kilometre road will cost N27.233 billion.

The minister said the government of Gombe State has already constructed about nine kilometres while the Federal government will now complete the entire length of the road.

He said the job is expected to be completed in 24 months after necessarily processes had been completed.

“The road will support agriculture and grant access to the Dadin Kowa power plant. It will also help in security logistics, to move personnel and attend to distress calls,” he said.

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