President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sum of N8.6 billion for the completion of work on the Enugu-Onitsha highway, South-East Nigeria.
The president gave the approval during the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola revealed this to State House Correspondents at the end of this week’s cabinet meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Fashola said: “The Ministry of Works and Housing presented one memorandum to council, which was for the revised estimate total cost for our project on the Enugu-Onitsha highway, it was to add the sum of N8.649 billion for a 22-kilometre section of the 100-kilometre road so that we can expedite conclusion of work there.
“The variation is to cater for change of the pavement surface, binder cost and the wiring cost, to increase the thickness and also to utilise the modified bitumen as well as strengthen the shoulders and some bridge work. So, the Council approved this variation of N8.649 billion.”