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Federal government moves road construction to nighttime

Federal government commences road construction at night

The federal government has said it has commenced rehabilitation of failed portions of the nation’s road at night to avoid traffic congestions that are associated with day time repair of roads. The Federal Road maintenance Agency’s Engineer in charge of the FCT, Engineer Ambrose Omame stated this at the weekend while carrying out repair works on several portions of the ...

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Minister rejects 1% allocation to road rehabilitation- FERMA

Minister rejects 1% allocation to roads rehabilitation- FERMA

Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Tuesday opposed a proposed law seeking roads rehabilitation of one per cent from Consolidated Revenue Fund to Federal Roads Maintenance Agency. Fashola expressed the objection at a public hearing on two Bills seeking to restructure FERMA and increase its funding. The session was organised by House of Representatives Committee on FERMA. ...

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South West- Federal roads rehabilitation commences by FERMA

South West- Federal roads rehabilitation commences by FERMA

The Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) has commenced rehabilitation works on some selected Federal roads in four states of the South west, the agency’s zonal director, Mrs Mary Adeniran, has said. Adeniran said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Ibadan that the rehabilitation work was in line with the Presidential Order for rapid ...

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FERMA engages 800 unemployed youths in road maintenance

FERMA engages 800 unemployed youths in road maintenance

The Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA), in Kebbi, has engaged 800 unemployed youths in its Vegetation and Silt Control programme, an intervention to maintain roads and reduce accidents in the state. The State Coordinator of the agency, Mallam Rilwanu Usman, made this disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday. “We learnt that the vegetation ...

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The Relationship between Poverty and Environmental degradation in Lagos

Poverty and environmental degradation in Lagos

Poverty and environmental degradation both share a mutual relationship in the Lagos Metropolis especially in areas that seem to be very congested. This article addresses the relationship between poverty and environmental degradation in Lagos. Lagos metropolis is inhabited by about 80% of the population of lagosians making it the most urbanized state in Nigeria today. With a population of over ...

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Nigerian govt to employ 47,000 people to fix roads

Nigerian govt to employ 47,000 people to fix roads

“The Nigerian government is set to employ 47,000 people in its drive to fix roads across the country, an official has said.”- Premium Times The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, made this disclosure at a stakeholder’s meeting organised by the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN, on Thursday in Abuja. Mr. Fashola noted that ...

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Federal Government opposes Senate’s bid to scrap FERMA

Senate probes alleged irregularities in award of road contracts by BPP

Federal Government has opposed the plan by the Senate to scrap the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) and replace it with the Federal Roads Authority (FRA). The Guardian reports that the upper chamber of the National Assembly was wanting to repeal the Act establishing the agency having being sponsored by the chairman of its Committee on Works, Kabiru Gaya (APC ...

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