Federal Executive Council approved a N79.6 billion road project in Akwa Ibom


The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N79.6 billion for the completion of the Udukpani–Etu-Ikot Ekpene road, which connects the states of Cross River and Akwa-Ibom.
Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works and Housing, told State House correspondents about it after President Muhammadu Buhari’s weekly Federal Executive Council meeting.

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“The Ministry of Works and Housing presented a memorandum for the completion of the dualisation of the Udukpani–Etu–Ikot Ekpene road, which is in relation to the section between the Ukuiboku power plant and Mbak, which is about 26 kilometers long.

“The award for N79.649 billion was approved by Council, with a 60-month execution period. This will fill in the dualization gaps between Julius Berger’s award and CCECC’s section,” he explained.

Motorists in the affected areas will be able to choose between a dual carriageway and the existing single carriageway once the project is completed, according to the minister.

According to him, the contract was approved to address a problem caused by heavy cargos passing through the area on their way from the country’s southern to northern zones.

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