SEE FULL LIST: 20 new roads billed to be constructed in 2018

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Twenty new road construction projects across the country will cost an estimated N13.4 billion, the 2018 budget document has shown.

The federal government allocated a total of N555.99bn to the ministry of power, works and housing, the highest in the budget.

Out of that amount, N295bn has been earmarked for key capital projects, to fund road construction, expansion and maintenance across the country.

Of the twenty new roads, N1.4bn was set aside for reconstructing the second phase of Apapa-Oshodi Expressway.

The proposed funding for the expansion of Abuja-Kefffi dual carriageway and dualisation of Keffi-Akwanga-Lafia-Makurdi road in Nasarawa and Benue states is N2.5 billion, while N1.35 billion is allocated for the rehabilitation of Gombe-Biu road in Gombe and Borno states.

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Giving priority to the ministry in this year’s budget has been touted as a welcome development owing to the yawning infrastructural dearth the country is battling with.

Out with the old, in with the new

In October, the ministry the proceeds from the sukuk bonds subscription worth N100 billion to fund repairs of 25 key economic road projects across the six geo-political zones of the country.

While appearing before the senate committee on Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA), Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, said the N100 billion sourced through the Sukuk bond was yet to be released.

He credited the delay to conditions linked to the fund, saying the ministry will “do something” about the road projects in view of the high traffic usually recorded at the end of the year.

 

Fashola had also said the worst roads in the country were located in the south-south and south-east geopolitical zones.

Below is a list of 20 new road construction projects, as outlined in the appropriation bill.

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S/N PROJECT NAME AMOUNT (NAIRA)
1 RECONSTRUCTION OF OUTSTANDING SECTIONS OF APAPA-OSHODI EXPRESSWAY IN LAGOS PHASE II SECTION I IN LAGOS STATE 1,400,000,000
2 REHABILITATION OF LAMBATA-BIDA ROAD IN NIGER STATE 1,350,000,000
3 REHABILITATION OF IKORODU-SHAGAMU ROAD IN LAGOS STATE 750,000,000
4 ADO-IGEDE-ARAMOKO-ITAWURE ROAD IN EKITI STATE 450,000,000
5 DUALIZATION OF IBADAN-IFE-ILESHA ROAD IN OYO STATE 700,000,000
6 COMPLETION OF IJEBU IGBO-OLOMI OLUNDE ROAD IN OYO STATE 350,000,000
7 COUNTERPART FUNDING FOR THE EXPANSION OF ABUJA-KEFFFI DUAL CARRIAGEWAY AND DUALIZATION OF KEFFI-AKWANGA-LAFIA-MAKURDI ROAD IN NASARAWA AND BENUE STATES 2,500,000,000
8 REHBILITATION OF OKIJA BRIDGE JUNCTION-IHIALA-AMAPPUTU ULI-EGBUOMA-EGWE MILE 4 JUNCTION-OGUTA ROAD IN IMO/ANAMBRA STATE 360,000,000
9 REHABILITATION OF GOMBE-BIU ROAD IN GOMBE AND BORNO STATES 1,200,000,000
10 CONSTRUCTION OF AGAIE-KATCHA-BARRO ROAD IN NIGER STATE 800,000,000
11 YOLA-FUFORE-GURIN ROAD 600,000,000
12 KEBBI-LAMBA-BELEL ROAD 600,000,000
13 CONSTRUCTION OF UKANA AKPA UTONG/IKET NTUEU ROAD IN AKWA IBOM 500,000,000
14 CONSTRUCTION OF IKOT NKWO/ATAN IKOT OKORO/IKOT OSURUA ROAD WITH BRIDGE IN AKWA IBOM STATE 750,000,000
15 CONSTRUCTION OF UMUEROGHA – UMUELEMA NBUBO ROAD IN AMASA NSULU IN ISIALA NGWA NORTH LGA, ABIA STATE 300,000,000
16 REHABILITATION OF ILA ORANGUN-OKE ILA ORA-ILALE-EKAN ROAD TO EKITI STATE BORDER IN OSUN STATE 500,000,000
17 URBAN RENEWAL AND SLUM UPGRADING PROJECT INVOLVING CONSTRUCTION AND REHABILITATION OF ROADS, KERBS, SLABS AND EXTERNAL DRAINAGE WORKS IN IKARE AKOKO 70,000,000
18 URBAN RENEWAL AND SLUM UPGRADING PROJECT INVOLVING COMPREHENSIVE UPGRADE, REDESIGNING, RELOCATION AND CONSTRUCTION /REHABILITATION OF ROADS, CULVERTS AND DRAINS IN LUGBE 60,000,000
19 URBAN RENEWAL AND SLUM UPGRADING PROJECT INVOLVING CONSTRUCTION /REHABILITATION OF ROADS, CULVERTS AND DRAINS IN MAIDUGURI 53,000,000
20 URBAN RENEWAL AND SLUM UPGRADING PROJECT INVOLVING CONSTRUCTION /REHABILITATION OF ROADS, CULVERTS AND DRAINS IN OKOGHUHELE 65,000,000
                                                                                                                                                         TOTAL               13,353,000,000
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