The Federal Government, Wednesday, announced that it will spend a total sum of N75, 765,087,178.28 to carry out palliative works on collapsed portions on roads across the country in order to ease movement of people and goods within the Ember Months, especially during the Christmas and New Year festive period.
This was highlight of stakeholders meeting convened by the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, aimed on how to make the roads motorable and as well to restore sanity and safety to the federal highways.
The Director, Highways Construction and Rehabilitation, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Funso Adebiyi, who opened the discussion, said the current raining season has affected many sections of the road across the country.
He hinted that there is need for urgent palliative works on such roads to avoid further deterioration, adding that such roads were identified.
He said the affected roads have been mapped out and will be awarded to contractors for palliative work as part of preparation for Ember Months.
According to him, the total cost for the repair works is estimated to cost N75,765,087,178.28 to carry out palliative works on those road.