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FG to commence palliative road projects before Dec. 1, 2023



Ministry of Works

The Federal Government has announced that palliative road projects in the 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory would commence before December 1, 2023.

The Federal Minister of Works, Dave Umahi made this announcement in response to the growing concerns of the public on the deplorable situations of some Federal roads throughout the country.

This information is contained in an official statement released by the Ministry of Works on Monday and can be seen on the website of the ministry.

According to the minister, the current administration inherited lots of deplorable sections of roads across the country, such as the Makurdi-Nsukka 9th Mile Road, East-West Road, Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Benin bypass road, collapsed bridges of Enugu- Port Harcourt road, collapsed bridges of Shandam-Plateau State, Abuja-Kaduna- Zaria-Kano road and Gombe- Bauchi etc.

Umahi further disclosed that President Tinubu had approved N100 billion, out of the N300 billion allocated to the Ministry of Works, for immediate palliative works in the 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The Works Minister also requested that the public assist the Federal Ministry of Works and FERMA by supervising the contractors that will be engaged in these palliative works and indeed all ongoing projects that are being funded by the government.