The federal government said it was working with the state governments of Nasarawa and Benue on a compensation program for the dualisation of the Abuja-Keffi-Lafia-Makurdi highway project.
This was revealed by Minister of Public Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola on Tuesday in Lafia during a visit to Nasarawa State to inspect the road and other federal government projects, Nigeria News Agency reported.
The minister revealed that compensation issues have affected the speed of the project, citing that the FG is working with communities in Nasarawa and Benue states to identify the true beneficiaries of the compensation payment so that the program is not hijacked by intermediaries.
What Fashola said
“While progress is being made, there are places that are being avoided for now as we have yet to address compensation issues.
“The unrest does not solve the problems, we are working together with the government of the states of Nasarawa and Benue, we are working on solving this problem,” he said.
Regarding the Loko-Oweto bridge project connecting Benue and Nasarawa states, Fashola said the bridge has been completed, adding that the approval of the 74-kilometer road from Nasarawa to the Loko-Oweto bridge has three contractors for completion. quick route was given.
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Recall Nairametrics reported last week that Fashola said the country’s largest Nigerian telecommunications company, Globalcom, will rebuild 64 km of Ota-Idiroko road in 2022, as part of the federal government’s tax credit program.
“From Ota to Idiroko, we don’t have a contract there, but Globacom chief Mike Adenuga has offered to build this road using the tax credit system.
“So that has started as well, they are doing the design and hopefully early next year they should be mobilizing on the site.
“The real reconstruction is going to take place if we have an agreement with Glo”, he said.