The Federal Executive Council, FEC has approved the sum of 29 billion naira for the construction of roads from Sokoto and Jigawa to Niger Republic borders with the two states.
Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola said this in Abuja, while briefing State House correspondents after FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He explained that the first is Belle/Kurdulla to Niger Republic border road in Sokoto in favour of Messrs North Sea limited joint venture with Ceasar Engineering, at 9.57 billion naira. The 46 kilometres project is to be completed within 24 months.
According to the minister, the roads will be a good boost for business and other activities.