The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday in Abuja has approved N14.9 billion for the execution of 11 ecological projects across the six geopolitical zones of the country.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made this known when he briefed State House correspondents at the end of the Council fifth virtual meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said the approval followed the memo presented by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation. According to him, the 11 projects are spread across the six geopolitical zones of the federation.
The minister revealed that N4.5 billion would be expended on the shoreline protection and reclamation works for Emadike Phase 2 in Bayelsa, while N1.47 billion would also be spent on the construction of road and drainage network within Maiduguri Metropolitan Council, Borno Sate.
Mohammed further disclosed that N773.5 million was approved for the erosion and flood control works at the National Hospital, Central Business Area, Garki, AMAC, and Abuja.
The minister stated the council has approved the appointment of a consultant to supervise the smooth takeover of the Farin-Ruwa Multi-Purpose Dam in Nasarawa State at the cost of N294 million.
The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen, who also addressed the correspondents on the outcome of the meeting, said she gave a breakdown of the activities of her ministry in the past eight months.