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The Federal Government has announced that palliative road projects in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, would commence before December.

The Federal Minister of Works, Dave Umahi, made this known on Monday in a statement he personally signed.

The former Ebonyi State governor was responding to the growing public concerns about the deplorable situation of some federal roads across the country.


The minister assured Nigerians that the current administration of President Bola Tinubu was committed to alleviating the pains of some motorists who ply the terrible roads.

He claimed that Tinubu inherited lots of deplorable sections of roads across the country, such as the Makurdi-Nsukka 9th Mile Road, East-West Road, Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Benin bypass road, collapsed bridges of Enugu- Port Harcourt road, collapsed bridges of Shandam-Plateau State, Abuja-Kaduna- Zaria-Kano road and Gombe- Bauchi.

Umahi further disclosed that Tinubu had approved N100 billion out of the N300 billion allocated to the Ministry of Works, for immediate palliative works in the 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

“Mr. President has directed that works in those palliative projects must commence before December 1st 2023, while observing all due process.

“On the sections being frequently complained of by the public in all regions of the North and South of the country, Mr. President has equally isolated them and directed immediate actions on them and indeed work has started on all such roads.

“The public can crosscheck our claims and report back to us,” Umahi added.

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