FG Awards N29.2bn Roads To Niger Republic Borders

The Federal Executive Council approved the award of two roads contracts linking Nigeria’s borders with the Republic of Niger, totaling 29.2 billion naira.

The President, Muhammadu Buhari, presided over the FEC meeting held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

One of the roads, Kurnya-Babura-Niger Republic border, is in the sum of N19.7 billion, and passes through Jigawa State.

The second road, Bale-Kurdella-Niger Republic border, is through Sokoto State and terminates at the country’s border with Niger.

The sum of 9.5 billion was approved for the road on Wednesday by the FEC.

Speaking to State House Correspondents after the meeting, the Minister of Works/Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN, said the roads would promote business across the borders.

He added that the roads would position Nigeria for effective implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement.