By: Abdurazak Auwal Mungadi, Gombe
The Federal Executive Council (FEC), Meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, approved over N42 billion for the construction of roads in five northeastern states.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq disclosed this while briefing State House Correspondents at the end of the meeting.
According to Umar-Farouq, the four memos presented and approved by the council are road construction, and reconstruction for five states of the North East region, namely Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe, and Bauchi.
According to him, these include families traumatized over their family members still in captivity of terrorists and the need to have surveillance facilities to monitor the tracks.
He said the government is looking at the best options in terms of the surveillance including Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement.
The minister said the government is mindful of the cost involved but should be able to report definite progress in about a month.
The Minister revealed that FEC approved a contract for the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) worth about N1.49 billion for the repair of the crane.