On Wednesday 19 January, Federal Executive Council, approved N56.23 billion contracts for various projects in the Federal Capital Territory.
According to Mohammed Bello, the FCT Minister, the approvals are for the construction of Kuje 105 highway, access road and car park for Abuja light rail station.
According to the Minister, the Council approved two contracts for the FCT including for the Full Scope Development of Federal Capital Territory Highway 105, Kuje Road, from Airport Expressway to Kuje Junction Stage 1, Abuja at the cost of N54,946,009,160.04.
“It was awarded to Messrs Arab Contractors O. A. O Nigeria Limited with a completion period of 48 months.
The second contract award is for the construction of access road and car park for Abuja Light rail stations – Gbazango Station of the Federal Capital City, Abuja – Lot 7 at the cost of N1,291,568,845.33.
The Minister also said that the delay in completion of the Apo-Karshi road was due to lack of funds and design error. But assured that efforts are in place to correct the error and the road will soon be completed.