FEC approves N5.9b for FCT projects

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The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved N5.9 billion for three projects under the Ministry of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

FCT Minister Mohammed Bello announced this to State House correspondents after the week’s meeting, which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

“During today’s FEC meeting, I presented three memoranda, two of which were on infrastructure and the other for the purchase of needed equipment to make the city safe.

“The first was for a contract to rehabilitate the road leading to the Federal Integrated Staff Housing Estate at Apo, Abuja. That contract was approved at N2.3 billion with a completion period of 24 months,” he said.

The minister said the second project is for the construction of an access road and a car park for the Abuja light rail station at ring road II, also called Kukwaba Station.

It is on the airport expressway, immediately after the city gate near the Kukwaba Recreation Park under the Ministry of Aviation.

“The contract was approved for N3.6 billion with a completion period of 18 months.

“The intention is that by the opening of that road, that railway station can be made functional and then commuters can use the station, either when they visit the National Park there or when they want to have access to the Kukwaba District,” Bello said.

He added that the third contact was for the purchase of two towing vehicles and a crane for the Directorate of Road Traffic Services at N3.072 million.

The minister said the equipment will be supplied within six weeks.

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