Cash Crunch: FG Begs States To Rehabilitate Federal Roads


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FEC Meeting

FEC Meeting


The Federal Government has begged state government to take over the rehabilitation and maintenance of federal roads.

The appeal, according to the Federal Executive Council (FEC), is to lessen the burden of fixing the roads on President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

This was an outcome of the Federal Executive Council meeting chaired by President Buhari on Wednesday.

The Minister of Women Affairs, Senator Aisha Jumiah Alhassan, disclosed this to
State House journalists after the FEC meeting.

Alhassan told journalists that the appeal followed the approval of a memo by the Minister of Power, Works, Housing and Urban Development for the re-designation of two roads in Kaduna State from being federal roads to state roads based on Governor Nasir e-Rufai’s request.

The minister said the FEC was satisfied with Governor el-Rufai’s request because ordinarily, other state governors should have requested for permission to repair and be reimbursed.

She said: The council approved the memo presented by Minister of Power, Works, Housing and Urban Development, for the re-designation of two roads in Kaduna State from being federal roads to state roads based on the request by the Kaduna State governor to Mr. President to have the two roads mentioned, the Nnamdi Azkiwe Express Way, that is the Kaduna bye-pass road as it is popularly called. And then the popular Ahmadu Bello Way which runs across almost inside Kaduna town.

“They are presently federal roads, but he (the governor) requested that they be re-designated as state roads so that they would have the power without any inhibition to work on the roads to make them better for Kaduna indegenes.

“The council was very pleased with that approach because ordinarily, other state governors should have requested for permission to repair and be reimbursed, but he (Governor e-Rufai) asked for outright handing over to the Kaduna state government so that they can take care of it as their own and asked the federal government to complete the eastern by-pass ‎which is outside Kaduna linking the north-central to north-western Nigeria. That was also approved by council because it is a welcome idea.

“The council also appealed to other state governments that can afford to take over federal roads to lessen the burden on federal government to enable them repair and maintain roads as quick as possible so that they don’t go into total deterioration.”

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