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FULL LIST: FEC approves NNPC’s request to fix 21 federal roads at N621bn

FULL LIST: FEC approves NNPC’s request to fix 21 federal roads at N621bn
October 27
17:02 2021

The federal executive council (FEC) has approved N621.2 billion for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to take over the reconstruction of 21 federal roads across the six geopolitical zones of the country.

Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and housing, disclosed after the FEC meeting presided by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday.

The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) had decried the loss of its members and properties to dilapidated roads — but NNPC appealed to the union to shelve the planned strike and accepted to rebuild some roads. 

The approval, according to Fashola, was in line with Executive Order No. 007 of 2019 cited as the companies income tax (Road Infrastructure Development and Refurbishment Investment Tax Credit Scheme) Order, 2019 (“EO7 of 2019” or “the Scheme”), signed by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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He explained that the selected 21 roads are 1804.6 kilometres, and it was a strategic intervention under the Federal Government Road Infrastructure and Refreshment Tax Credit Scheme.

The minister further explained that Executive Order 7 allows the private sector to deploy in advance the taxes they would pay for infrastructure development.

He said nine of the selected projects are in north-central, three in north-east, two in north-west, two in south-east, three in south-south, and two in south-west. 

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FULL LIST

NORTH-CENTRAL

  • Dualization of Ilorin-Jebba-Mokwa/ Bokani Junction road Section 1: Ilorin-Jebba, Kwara State C/NO. 6468. 110.8km
  • Dualization of Ilorin, Jebba-Mokwa/Bokani junction Road Section II: Jebba-Mokwa-Bokani junction in Kwara and Niger states. C/NO.6469. 46 km
  • Dualization of Suleja-Minna road, Niger state. C/O. 6077. 40km
  • Dualization of Suleja-Minna Road, Niger State PhaseII (Km 40+000-101+000) C/NO.6267. 61km
  • Reconstruction of Bida-Lambata Road, Niger state C/NO.6372. 125km
  • Agaie-Katcha-Baro Road, Niger State 52.3km
  • Emergency repairs of failed section of Mokwa-Makera-Tagina-Kaduna state border in Niger state. 164km
  • Minna-Zungeru minna-Zungeru-Tagina road, Niger state. 90km
  • Bida-Minna road, Niger state. 79.1km

NORTH-EAST

  • Rehabilitation of Cham-Numan section of Gombe-Yola road in Adamawa state. 46.35km
  • Construction of Bali-Serti road in Taraba state. 110km
  • Rehabilitation of Gombe-Biu road in Gombe/Borno state. 117km

NORTH-WEST

  • Rehabilitation of outstanding sections of Gada-Zaima-Zuru-Gamji road Phase II in Kebbi State 62km.
  • Rehabilitation of Zaria-Funtua-Gusau-Sokoto-Birnin Kebbi. 221.5km

SOUTH-EAST

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  • Dualization of Aba-Ikot Ekpene road in Abia/Akwa Ibom states. 73km
  • Rehabilitation of Umuahia (Ikwuano)-Ikot Ekpene road: Umuahia-Umudike in Abia state. 49km

SOUTH-SOUTH

  • Rehabilitation of Odukpani-Itu-Ikot Ekpene road in Cross River state Section I: Odukpani-Itu Bridge Head in Cross River/Akwa Ibom states. 21.9km
  • Dualization of outstanding portion of Odukpani-Itu-Ikot Ekpene: lot 2. 32km
  • Dualization of Oku-Iboku Power Plant Section of the Odukpani-Itu-Ikot-Ekpene road in Cross River/Akwa Ibom state. 28km

SOUTH-WEST

  • Rehabilitation and expansion of Lagos-Badagry Expressway (Agbara Junction-Nigeria/Benin border) in Lagos State. 62km
  • Dualization of Ibadan-Ilorin road (Route A2) Section II in Oyo State (Oyo-Ogbomosho). 52km.

Editor’s note: Minna-Bida road is 79.1km long, not 791.1km as erroneously stated initially. 

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3 Comments

  1. Babs Ajayi
    Babs Ajayi October 27, 19:04

    Has the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC) taken over the functions of the Federal Ministry of Work? This approach reminds me of the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) where more than 80 percent of the construction projects are to be carried out in the North! This is unacceptable and an abuse of office.
    Guess who was Chairman of PTF? It was Muhammadu Buhari, who served under the looter Sani Abacha. The same Buhari is the president and also the nation’s Petroleum Minister. Of the 1804.6 kilometers of road to be constructed only 288.22 kilometers are in the South! As it is typical of Muhammadu Buhari, 1,516.38 kilometers of roads will be built in the North! This is nothing more than robbing Peter to pay Shehu. How justified is it to vote more than 70% of the funds for Fulani/Hausa roads? IS the NNPC now so free to dip hands into the nation’s oil revenue and use funds generated for the nation and expend the funds to build roads rather than paying it into the nation’s account and allowing the Federal Ministry of Works to perform its constitutional role?

    It is shocking that only two roads (114 kilometers) were selected in the South while 9 roads (993.45 kilometers) were selected in the North Central alone. How long will Muhammadu Buhari continue to use his teeth to share meat for the nation? I am shocked that Yemi Osinbajo chaired this meeting where his own people are robbed and stolen from and Babatunde Fashola was party to it. Using geopolitical zones to share what belongs to the South (oil) and allowing Northern states to sell their minerals for the benefits of their own people is just not acceptable. Buhari’s Fulani Agenda and full control of crude oil and its management has exposed him as a sectional leader who does not even care for the marginalized South and who openly defraud the South to benefit the Fulani.

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  2. citizen of Nigeria
    citizen of Nigeria October 28, 11:32

    why not send the monies to the ministry of works and housing to do the rightful job instead of NNPC taking over another people’s job. It’s shameful

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