FEC okays N25b augmentation for Enugu-Port Harcourt highway contract

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved an augmentation of N25 billion on an existing contract for the completion of the Enugu-Lokponta section of the Enugu – Port Harcourt highway.

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said this while briefing State House correspondents on the outcome of the virtual council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.

He said the council also approved the award of three different roads. “The first is Dikwa-Marte-Mungunu road for N60,273 billion and the Numan road linking Borno and Adamawa for N15.527 billion and the third is for Gombi-Biu linking Adamawa and Borno also for N7.643 billion.”

ALSO READ: COVID-19: No WAEC for Nigerian students now ― FG

Two ministers including Geoffrey Onyeama (Foreign Affairs) and George Akume (Special Duties) presented their performance reports during the meeting.

Onyeama said his ministry is focusing on the administration’s goal to remove 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years and therefore tailoring its foreign affairs initiatives along the line.

He said the ministry is highly involved in attracting more foreign direct investments to create more jobs in the country.

On his part, Akume stated that efforts are on to establish 774 cottage industries in the country.

He said each one is capable of creating 200 jobs in each local government area.


Magu’s probe creates uncertainty in EFCC
AS the Justice Ayo Salami-led panel probing allegations against the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial times Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, commenced its second day of sitting inside the State House Conference entre, Abuja, on Tuesday, there appeared to be uncertainty over the leadership of the commission… Read Full Story

774,000 jobs: Keyamo again disagrees with Senate as Ngige apologises
MINISTER of State for Labour and  Employment, Mr Festus Keyamo, says the constitution empowers his office to supervise the execution of the Special Public Works Programme of the Federal Government. Kayano made the admission in an interview with newsmen after the Senate Committee on Labour called for a new… Read Full Story

Magu Moved Back To Detention At FCID
The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, being interrogated by the Justice Ayo Salami-led presidential investigative panel, was on Tuesday, moved back to the Force Criminal Investigation Bureau… Read Full Story

US Formally Withdraws From the World Health Organisation
The Trump administration has formally withdrawn the United States from the World Health Organisation (WHO), breaking ties with the international health body as the country’s death toll from… Read Full Story

UI VC Race Hots Up As Aderinto Submits Form
Immediate Past Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) University of Ibadan, Professor Adeyinka Abideen Aderinto, on Tuesday, formally joined the race to become the 13th Vice-Chancellor of the… Read Full Story

FG Set To Strengthen Diversification Agenda With AKK Pipeline Project
Despite global pandemic ravaging global economies, the Nigerian government continues to push for policies and projects that will strengthen its economic diversification agenda. One of such projects is the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) Gas Pipeline project. OLATUNDE DODONDAWA, who was in Ajaokuta, Kogi State, for the… Read Full Story

EDITORIAL: The Controversy Over FG’s 774,000 Jobs
IN recent weeks, members of the National Assembly and the Minister of State for Labour, Employment and Productivity, Mr. Festus Keyamo (SAN), have been at loggerheads over the Federal Government’s 774,000 jobs scheme under the National Directorate of Employment (NDE). Earlier in the year, President Muhammadu… Read Full Story

You might also like

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. AcceptRead More