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Abuja-Kaduna-Kano road project to cost N797bn as FG changes scope

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved a change in scope of contract for Abuja-Kaduna-Kano expressway.

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the week’s virtual FEC meeting in Abuja.

He said the road, hitherto undergoing renovation, would now be completely reconstructed, thus changing the existing cost of the project form N155bn to N797.2bn.

The project will now have provisions for trailer parks, tow stations, side-lanes, and weighbridges.

On when the road will be delivered, Fashola said: “So, we are dealing with 375 kilometres of roads. So the completion is going to be phased. So the first phase will be the Kaduna–Zaria section, which is 74 kilometres that will be in quarter four of 2022.

“The next phase B the Zaria-Kano section, which is 137 kilometres, should be quarter one of 2023. And the last phase will be the Abuja Kaduna section which should be in quarter two of 2023.”

Fashola also listed roads rehabilitated, which would soon be handed over to include Benin-Asaba, Abuja-Lokoja, Kano-Katsina, Onitsha-Aba, Sagamu-Benin, Kano-Maiduguri, Enugu- Port Harcourt, Ilorin-Jebba and Lagos-Badagry.

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