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|FEC Approves Seven New Road Projects Across The Six Geo-political Zones by OAM4J: 11:11pm On Sep 06, 2011|
FEC approves 7 new road projects
… plans 3 coal-fired power stations
By FAVOUR NNABUGWU
ABUJA—The Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved contract awards for seven new road projects across the six geo-political zones, just as the government is to generate income from traffic offenders among others as alternative funding to keep federal roads in shape.
Mr. Mike Onolememen, Minister of Works, said this while reeling out the ministry’s achievements in the last 100 days at a forum organised by the Ministry of Information in commemoration of President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration in Abuja, Tuesday.
The seven new road projects approved by the council are: the construction of Jalingo-Kuna-Lau road in Taraba; rehabilitation of Ijebu-Igbo-Olomi road in Ogun State and the rehabilitation of Ondo-Ore road in Ondo State.
Others include: Odo-Oba-Takie-Gambari-Otte on Ibadan-Oyo-Ogbomoso-Ilorin road; rehabilitation of Onitsha-Owerri expressway down to Okija in Anambra and Imo states; and the reconstruction/ rehabilitation of Gbongan-Iwo road and the construction of 15 kilometre interstate road from Aiyegunle in Ondo State to Akoko in Edo State.
The minister said the government would establish a road fund and a National Road Board to guarantee steady income for road projects in the country, adding that revenues from petroleum levy and road traffic offenders’ fines among others would also be devoted to the funding of road projects.
According to him, “a major aspect of the reform will be the establishment of a Road Fund and A National Road Board to guarantee steady income for road rehabilitation and maintenance in this country while revenues from petroleum levy, adverts on roads, traffic offenders’ levies, registration of vehicles fees, weigh-bridge fees, contribution from stakeholders etc would go into road fund”
“The National Road Board will determine how the entire road networks in the country will be maintained with the funds. The agency will be private sector driven.”
The minister explained that the National Road Board would comprise the Nigerian Association of Road Transport Operators; Federal Road Safety Corps; Police; Nigerian Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW; organised private sector and the Federal Ministry of Works among others.
On the 15 highway departments, the Minister informed that, “In pursuance of the transformation agenda of Mr President in the ministry and in furtherance to on-going reform, fifteen new highways and engineering departments have been created in order to enhance project delivery, implementation, management and execution”
The new departments are Highways, Planning & development; Highways, Planning & design (roads); Highways, Planning & design (bridges); Public Private Partnership Division; Road Sector development Team; electrical & street lightening services; central workshop and equipment; engineering management services and Highways Construction & Rehabilitation for South-West; South-East; South-South; North-West; North East and North-Central
Each of zones, the Minister said, could take decision spanning 35 kilometers in order to achievement zero level delay and inefficiency on the federal roads.
|Re: FEC Approves Seven New Road Projects Across The Six Geo-political Zones by OAM4J: 11:24pm On Sep 06, 2011|
Good one if they will actually do it and not divert the funds into private pockets as common with PDP.
|Re: FEC Approves Seven New Road Projects Across The Six Geo-political Zones by DisGuy: 11:50pm On Sep 06, 2011|
When is the delivery date, and at what cost or they are still planning it?
Good one anyway but some of those roads sound familiar, if you dig deep enough you'd definitely have some records
|Re: FEC Approves Seven New Road Projects Across The Six Geo-political Zones by teemon: 1:30am On Sep 07, 2011|
They can get a map fuel their cars and drive to hell or some other trebble places for all i care all the ones they have been approving have they been constructed? abegi jare *Rolling eyes*!
|Re: FEC Approves Seven New Road Projects Across The Six Geo-political Zones by adconline(m): 1:32am On Sep 07, 2011|
Onitsha Owerri road is near 100% completion by CCC awarded by OBJ. Why do we keep doing the same thing after every tenure?
|Re: FEC Approves Seven New Road Projects Across The Six Geo-political Zones by ektbear: 1:38am On Sep 07, 2011|
|Re: FEC Approves Seven New Road Projects Across The Six Geo-political Zones by asha80(m): 1:39am On Sep 07, 2011|
i thought it is the julius berger end that is completed?
|Re: FEC Approves Seven New Road Projects Across The Six Geo-political Zones by chinaaman(f): 1:59am On Sep 07, 2011|
So why do they call it rehabilitation. That road is the best thing to the South East from OBJ.
|Re: FEC Approves Seven New Road Projects Across The Six Geo-political Zones by Onlytruth(m): 2:45am On Sep 07, 2011|
Why don't the title say something like "FEC Approves New Road Projects in SW, and a few other parts of Nigeria"
I'm not easily deceived o!
This Onitsha-Owerri road has survived three presidential terms, and still remain uncompleted.
Amakwa m na ndi be anyi na aruru Jonathan olu ma na aghugho ka nku na Nigeria.
Onye obuna mepe kwa anya ya o!
Unless I'm missing something.
|Re: FEC Approves Seven New Road Projects Across The Six Geo-political Zones by lari03(m): 3:57am On Sep 07, 2011|
tired of hearing announcements,swing into action and lets see.
|Re: FEC Approves Seven New Road Projects Across The Six Geo-political Zones by aieromon(m): 4:02am On Sep 07, 2011|
Hello fo0ls,what happened to the existing roads in a pretty bad shape?I'm talking about the Lagos-Benin Expressway,pigs.Tears did not succeed in repairing the road,did it?
I'm not phucking excited by this,ok.
|Re: FEC Approves Seven New Road Projects Across The Six Geo-political Zones by adconline(m): 4:25am On Sep 07, 2011|
Julius Berger did 50% of the road. They did a very good job, while CCC is still working on their portion. I'd say 40% completion. Naija journalists don't even ask relevant questions,
|Re: FEC Approves Seven New Road Projects Across The Six Geo-political Zones by Nobody: 4:56am On Sep 07, 2011|
I think Julius Berger has a very good reputation! That's the only excellent construction company I can point to in Nigeria at the moment.
|Re: FEC Approves Seven New Road Projects Across The Six Geo-political Zones by dayokanu(m): 5:22am On Sep 07, 2011|
No roads for NW and even the NC?
|Re: FEC Approves Seven New Road Projects Across The Six Geo-political Zones by nasoeb: 5:33am On Sep 07, 2011|
I no see road for SS
|Re: FEC Approves Seven New Road Projects Across The Six Geo-political Zones by octar6: 7:06am On Sep 07, 2011|
until i see and drive on a completed road project,i do not believe these confused e*iots. d keep awardin contracts.
|Re: FEC Approves Seven New Road Projects Across The Six Geo-political Zones by chukel(m): 7:46am On Sep 07, 2011|
criminals. D imo state axis of d onitsha-owerri road has been completed long ago by julius berger. Dats d best road in SE. d anambra axis handled by ccc is 43 percent completed. Wat r d idiots rehabilitatin. Wia r our useless senators nd reps
|Re: FEC Approves Seven New Road Projects Across The Six Geo-political Zones by sucnif(m): 8:22am On Sep 07, 2011|
Why awarding anoda contracts on roads? when the one we have are not motorable. they should think on how to put those existing ones in good shape b4 awarding another contract. Thieves looking for a way to steal our mony.
|Re: FEC Approves Seven New Road Projects Across The Six Geo-political Zones by Demdem(m): 8:52am On Sep 07, 2011|
am not too comfortable with the above to be honest. Similar stories we were told then by the government of OBJ that led to the increase of petrol price whose proceeds the govt promised to divert in maintaining the roads which ultimately led to the formation of FERMA. My understanding is that a certain percentage of fuel proceeds goes to FERMA that is expected to maintain these roads (someone kindly enlighten me here if i am wrong). What fund is the minister talking aboout here again. what then is the duty of FERMA
Secondly, i am not in support of the Govt initiative of generating funds from traffic offenders? how much can they generate from such if the aim is to make sure Nigerians drive safely and infact it will be another avenue for those N20 officials to jack up their price therby increasing corruption on the land.
|Re: FEC Approves Seven New Road Projects Across The Six Geo-political Zones by sirjec(m): 9:08am On Sep 07, 2011|
Wrong. They should first concentrate and finish the ones that have been approved long time ago
|Re: FEC Approves Seven New Road Projects Across The Six Geo-political Zones by Boyoorisha: 9:10am On Sep 07, 2011|
Another empty promise! God please save us
|Re: FEC Approves Seven New Road Projects Across The Six Geo-political Zones by dustydee: 9:22am On Sep 07, 2011|
where are the 7 roads?
|Re: FEC Approves Seven New Road Projects Across The Six Geo-political Zones by Ladipodeal: 9:33am On Sep 07, 2011|
Na wah for FEC, how can the road Odo Oba - Takie -otte road be approve?
This road runs parrallel to the awarded road Oyo- Ogbomoso -Ilorin road. Infact you can see the approved throughout the journey on the awarded road except when get to ogbomoso town. The earlier one was awarded by Obasanjo around 2000 and work on it is ongoing till date. Ogbomoso- Ilorin/Ibadan-Oyo portion has been concluded.
|Re: FEC Approves Seven New Road Projects Across The Six Geo-political Zones by RICHARDSYD: 10:14am On Sep 07, 2011|
What happen to Aba Ikot ekpene road, The road that is linking Abia State to Akwa Ibom State which has been abandoned since 2008. Go there and see how people are suffering in a PDP CONTROLLED STATES like ABIA and AKWA IBOM.
|Re: FEC Approves Seven New Road Projects Across The Six Geo-political Zones by badmrkt(m): 10:22am On Sep 07, 2011|
i see no changes.all i see is promise but yet no fullfilment.our gvt always wants to prove relevant when we know too well they'r nothing close to it.
|Re: FEC Approves Seven New Road Projects Across The Six Geo-political Zones by ElderLoLo: 10:32am On Sep 07, 2011|
Our so called Federal government continue to hide under the project of constructing Road across the six Geo-political zones to missaprioprite our funds and resources all the time, Obasanjo did the same when he was in Power for the good eight years without achieved his mission, well lets keep our finger crossed and see what will come out of their promise.s
|Re: FEC Approves Seven New Road Projects Across The Six Geo-political Zones by blacksta(m): 10:46am On Sep 07, 2011|
If you choose to be deceived , you are a fool - Awarding contracts is not new thing in Nigeria - The valid question remains where are plans for the new roads and estimated completion date. I suspect for a contract to be awarded , someone somewhere would have started a bid process.
|Re: FEC Approves Seven New Road Projects Across The Six Geo-political Zones by atasteve: 11:15am On Sep 07, 2011|
This is nice but please don't let the project die on paper.
|Re: FEC Approves Seven New Road Projects Across The Six Geo-political Zones by Johnpaul2k2(m): 11:20am On Sep 07, 2011|
THIS IS 25 November 2009 NEWS
Abuja — The National Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) and the Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTDs) have lashed out at the Federal Government over the deplorable state of federal roads in the country, which, they noted, has greatly harmed their operation over the years.
Addressing a joint press conference yesterday in Abuja on the state of federal roads, both associations threatened to boycott all roads in the country if nothing was done to repair the more than 34,000 kilometre roads by next rainy season.
National Operations Coordinator of NARTO, Alhaji Lawal Isa, who spoke on behalf of both groups, called on the President Umaru Yar'Adua to declare a state of emergency on all federal roads in the country.
He also noted that recent television clips showing the Minister of Works, Dr. Hassan Lawal Mohammed "flamboyantly making ceremonial visits to selected road project sites are mere publicity stunts which does not impress the road users.
"The present level of deterioration is unprecedented in the history of road management in Nigeria. It has never been this bad even during the civil war years in the 60s.
"We have, therefore, decided to boycott all federal roads if by next rainy season the roads are not fixed.
"In April this year, the Federal Executive Council approved road contracts to the tune of N116 billion for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of about 26 listed roads across the nation.
"We rejoiced over this development and conveyed same in writing to the Minister of Works, Housing and Urban Development, and we even suggested the introduction of weigh bridges across the country as a measure to protect the infrastructure when completed," he said.
He noted that the duration of the contacts range form 12 to 30 months, "but today, eight months after the massive contract awards, the situation has not changed for the better. There is no sign of contractors working on about two-third of the affected roads."
Of particular importance, he said, were three major roads in the country including the Shagamu-Ore-Benin expressway, the Abuja-Kano-Maiduguri road and the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
"Lagos-Ibadan road which was chosen as the pilot project has formally been handed over to Bi-Courtney Highways Ltd., about three months ago for N89 billion. This is the most important corridor with the highest vehicle density in the country. Yet, the concessionaire has not been seen making any mobilisation effort on the road," he said.
just pass through ONITSHA ENUGU EXPRESS ROAD, I HAVEN'T ANY SIGN OF ROAD CONSTRUCTION GOING ON
YET WE AR EMBANKING ON NEW ONES
|Re: FEC Approves Seven New Road Projects Across The Six Geo-political Zones by lagcity(m): 11:34am On Sep 07, 2011|
Onlytruth:Alhaji onlytruth, pls be content with what you have, tomorrow na your turn. you shld be happy for us
|Re: FEC Approves Seven New Road Projects Across The Six Geo-political Zones by tunene: 1:19pm On Sep 07, 2011|
Honestly, I weep for this country. What we see is promises upon promises.
Ibadan-Oyo-Ogbomoso-Ilorin road was dualised under Obsanjo but it was never completed. Julius Berger failed the government by not working on their own part from Oyo-Ogbomoso. Every other contractor completed their sections. Government reawarded the contract to them at almost 1000% of the original cost about 2 years ago and yet no action. Now the same government with Goodluck in it now comes and talks about rehabilitation, is this rehab for the former single carriage or for the uncompleted dual carriage?
They are so many roads with very high priority that nobody is saying anything about. Why did the government award the entire stretch of Warri-Port Harcourt to Setraco when Berger failed to work on their own portion. Why didn't they bring in another contractor say PW, RCC, etc when it is obvious that Setraco was struggling with the Warri end. Again we have been hearing of works on Benin-Ore road right from the days of Allison-madueke's cry. I do not know what this government is doing, Jonathan can not even talk of completing one road in almost 2 years. It is well with Nigeria.
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