The Federal Executive Council presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday approved N109.4billion for the construction of Ibadan–Ilesha–Ife and Kano–Katsina (Phase two) dual carriageways.
The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, disclosed this when he briefed State House Correspondents on the outcome of the Council meeting held at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa.
He said N79.8billion of the amount would be expended on the Ibadan-Ilesha–Ife dual carriageway, while the remaining N29.6billion was for the construction of phase two of the Kano–Katsina dual carriageway, starting from Gidan Mutun Daya to Katsina Rolling Mill, Katsina State.
He said the Ibadan –Ilesha–Ife road project when completed would connect Oyo and Osun states.
“Ministry of Works and Housing presented three memoranda and they were approved – one, the construction of the Ibadan- Ilesha-Ife dual carriageway that connects Oyo and Osun states for N79.82billion
“The third approval was for phase two of the Kano-Katsina highway from the point known as Gidan-Mutun Daya all the way to where Katsina Steel Rolling Mill is located.
“This is a 78 km stretch approved at the sum of N29.654 billion. That road is a 172 km road linking Kano and Katsina road from Kano.
“It was a single length highway until it was awarded in 2013 by the previous administration in phase one,’’ he said.
He further explained that the road project, which was inherited from the previous administration, was expanded into a dual carriageway.
“We inherited it and we have continued to execute it. The award was to then expand the road into a dual carriage highway.