FEC approves N30.7b for Abuja highway
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the award of contract for the full scope development of arterial road from Northern Parkway Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Way to the Northern Expressway (ONEX)/Muritala Mohammed Way-North within the Federal Capital City, Abuja.
The Minister of FCT, Mohammed Bello, who disclosed this Wednesday while speaking with State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting, said the contract was awarded to Gilmor Engineering Nig. Ltd, at the cost of N30,686,609,298.68 with a completion period of 32 months.
Bello said: “Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved the award of contract for the full scope development of Arterial Road N20, from Northern Parkway (N8) Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Way to the Northern Expressway (ONEX)/Muritala Mohammed Way-North with the Federal Capital City, Abuja.”
The minister stressed that the project area is within Phase II of the FCC serving as boundary road between the adjoining districts of Mabushi, Kado, Katampe and Jabi.
He added that the project would improve access to the above mentioned districts, improve security, while also providing employment for both skilled and unskilled workers.
Bello said the road project would further enhance overall decongestion of traffic in phases I, II, III, IV of the Federal Capital City.