Federal Executive Council approves N27billion for reconstruction of Gombe – Biu road

The Federal Executive Council today approved the sum of N27billion for reconstruction of Gombe – Biu road. The Council also approved N458million as consultancy fee for implementation of the National Economic Recovery and Growth Plan and the endorsement of the Nigeria National Building Code.

 

These were the decisions taken by the Federal Executive Council today which held under Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo today.

Briefing State State House correspondents after the meeting, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, disclosed that the Gombe-Biu 117 kilometres road project which connects Gombe,Yobe, Adamawa and Borno states, will boost agricultural activities and power supply in the affected states.

Mr Fashola however stated that the road project excluded the nine kilo metres already constructed by the Gombe state government.
The Minister also disclosed that the Nigeria National Building Code, which was approved by the National Council on Housing, Land and Urban Development, was also endorsed by the council.

Minister of Budget and National Planning Udoma Udo Udoma, who also briefed alongside Mr Fashola, told the correspondents that the Council approved the engagement of Malaysian based consultants to conduct a study that would aid the implementation of the National Economic Recovery and Growth Plan at the cost of (N458Million) 1.5 million dollars.

 

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