Buhari orders release of N19.6bn for East-West Road

Buhari orders release of N19.6bn for East-West Road
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has directed that N19.67bn be released to fast-track the completion of section I-IV of the East-West road project.

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, said the President also directed that the project should be completed by 2021 to address the deficient infrastructure in the region.

Akpabio disclosed this during a meeting with contractors handling different sections of the road projects in Abuja.

The East-West road, which was conceived in 2006 during former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration, was to be completed in 2010, but this was stalled due to paucity of funds.

The minister stated that in April 2009, the project was transferred to Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, with the mandate to fast-track its completion.

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