The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved contracts worth over N42billion for the rehabilitation of roads across different states of the federation.
Briefing journalists after the weekly meeting which was chaired by President Goodluck Jonathan, the Minister of Information Labaran Maku, said following a memo brought by the minister of works, Mike Onolememen, council approved four contracts for the rehabilitation of three federal roads in Kogi/Kwara, Bauchi/Plateau and Adamawa States and dualisation of one federal road in Kano State.
According to a working document of the FEC "Council approved the award contract for the rehabilitation of Ilorin-Omuaran-Kabba road in Kwara/Kogi States in the sum of N8,217,373,106.17 with a completion period of 36 months.
"Council also approved the award of contract for the dualisation of Kano-Katsina road phase 1: Kano town at Dawanau roundabout Katsina State border in Kano State in the sum of N14,078,252,565.88 with a completion period of 30 months.
"Council also approved the award of contract for the rehabilitation of Tumu-Pindiga-Kashere (Gombe State) - Futuk-Yalo (Bauchi State) Bashar-Dengi (Plateau State road : construction of Yalo-Bashar-Dengi Section) in Bauchi State/Plateau State, in the sum of N3,076,381,622.74 with a completion period of 18 months.
"The other is the Ilorin-Jebba (93.6KM long single carriage way) in Kwara state I. Favour of Messrs CGC Nig. limited in the sum of N14, 587,233, 292.17 with completion period of 24 months."
Council, also approved a memo presented by the President for the award of contract for the supply of 70,000 software development and support for Permanent Voters Card Radio Frequency Identification RFID Readers.
According to the FEC working document, In order to ensure free, fair and credible elections hence the need to acquire 160,000 Smart Card Readers in order to authenticate the permanent voters card at the polling units during the 2015 general election.
After deliberations, Council approved the award of contract for the supply of 70,000 software development and support for the permanent Voters Card Radio Frequency Identification RFID Readers in favour of the contractors with the least quoted unit.