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FG approves N377bn for roads,  power, education and others.

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting yesterday approved over N377. 53 billion for projects covering roads, power, education, water, health among other projects, after over six hours meeting.

Ministers of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi, Power  Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola, Water Resources Suleiman Adamu and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Mohammed Bello briefed State House correspondents at the end of FEC meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Fashola, said council approved the completion of Police Service Commission headquarters in Abuja.

He said: “That project was approved for variation to enable its completion over the next six months. The initial cost was N3.486 billion and it has been increased to 3.925 billion, it is a variation of N439.113 million.”

He said council approved road projects, which include Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria to Kano, at the cost of N155.7 billion and Efire-Araromi-Aiyede-Aiyela road to connect Ondo and Ogun State at cost of N14.4 billion.

The minister said for the Amansia section of Enugu-Onitsha highway, council approved the variations of the cost of N38.74 billion to enable the contractor progress with the work.

Fashola said council also approved  money for the intervention of education and healthcare.

It approved the provision of independent power plant to nine universities and one teaching hospital as the first phase of the pilot.

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