The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said the President, Muhammadu Buhari recently approved a sum of N1.85billion Naira.
This is to carry out remedial work on major arterial routes across Nigeria for ease of movement and to reduce traveling hours during the Yulefest period.
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“Fashola said that the money would be released to the 37 Federal Controllers of Works to carry out the reconstruction work in the identified heavy traffic routes effectively.
The Minister disclosed this said while declaring open a capacity building workshop for the controllers with the theme: “Learning and Development for Greater Stature”, organized by the ministry in Kaduna recently.
The ministry’s Coordinator and Director of Highways, North East Zone, Engr. Rufai Mohammed at the workshop said part of the workshop was organized to discuss ways to tackle the challenges of the yuletide period and also make necessary repairs where applicable.”