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Gov Okowa urges FG to re-assess 20-year-old roads


Delta Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa has called on the Federal Government to re-assess all roads constructed over 20 years ago with a view to reconstructing failed ones. He made the call on Sunday while inspecting ongoing work on failed portions of Warri-Benin highway being reconstructed by the state government. The governor said that many federal roads across the country ...

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Anambra Commissioner discloses completion of 80 roads in 5 years


Mr. Marcel Ifejiofor, Anambra State Commissioner for Works disclosed this in an interview on Tuesday in Awka. The Commissioner for works who reviewed road construction since five years of Gov. Willie Obiano’s Government said the state had more than 200 active road sites across the three senatorial districts. ”Anambra currently has more than 200 active road construction sites and as ...

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Yobe govt disburses N6.2b for road construction, schools rehabilitation, others


The Yobe State Executive Council meeting presided over by the Deputy Governor, Abubakar D. Aliyu has approved the sum of N6,163,018,038.32 for fresh capital projects across the state. Addressing journalists after the meeting on Wednesday, the State Commissioner of Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Alhaji Mala Musti said the council approved the rehabilitation/construction of Government Secondary School (GSS) Kukar-Gadu, Babban-gida, ...

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Expert urges Govt. to integrate low-income earners in housing programmes

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Mr. Adeolu Ogunbanjo, the Chairman of Lagos Chapter of Association of Estate Agents of Nigeria (AEAN), has advised government at all levels to integrate low-income earners into existing housing finance programmes by making them affordable. Adeolu said that this could be achieved by introducing long-term loans for the low-income earners to enable them build or buy houses. According to him, ...

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2019 budget: Ogun to spend N41.8bn on road construction

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Ogun Government on Monday said it would spend N41. 8 billion on road construction across the three senatorial districts of the state in 2019. The state Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Olamilekan Adegbite, said this while defending his ministry’s 2019 budget proposal before the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation. Adegbite said the state government had also earmarked N5billion ...

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Kano budgets N1bn for road construction


The Kano state government has set aside N1 billion for the construction of Kofar Mata–Singer– Murtala Mohammed way road in Kano metropolis. This is contained in a statement signed by the state Director–General, Media and Publicity, Ameen Yassar, in Kano on Wednesday. According to Mr Yassar, the governor, Abdullahi Ganduje announced this during a meeting with officials of Ganduje – ...

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FG plans to explore public-private partnership in road construction


The Federal Government (FG) has said it is considering Public-Private Partnership (PPP) option in the funding of roads construction across the country. The minister of State for Power, Works, and Housing, Mustapha Shehuri, disclosed this on Thursday during the inspection of the dualization of Benin-Auchi-Okene end of the Lokoja-Abuja road. “Government is looking for other sources of funding for road ...

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Yobe Govt. approves N8.7bn for construction of roads, drainages


The Yobe Executive council on Wednesday approved the sum of N8.7 billion for construction of roads and drainages in Damaturu. Alhaji Mala Musti, Commissioner for Information, disclosed this while briefing newsmen at the end of the state executive council meeting in Damaturu, Yobe. He said that the projects include the construction of 25.5 kilometers dual carriageway from Damaturu to Kalallawa ...

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Jigawa expends N10bn on road construction in 4 LGs — Commissioner


The Jigawa Commissioner for Works and Transport, Alhaji Aminu Usman, said on Tuesday that the state government had spent over N10 billion naira on road construction in Gumel Emirate. Gumel Emirate is made up of the four councils of Sule Tankarkar, Gumel, Maigatari and Gagarawa Local Government Areas in Jigawa. Usman, who disclosed this to newsmen in Gumel, said the ...

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