The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the construction of portions of the Trans-Sahara routes running from Enugu to Ogoja, and from Badagry to Sokoto.
The Minister of Works, Sen. Dave Umahi, disclosed this while addressing newsmen after the FEC, held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday.
Umahi stated that the FEC directed the Ministry of Finance to expedite action on its own part.
He said: “I presented a memo for approval on the Coastal roads running from Lagos to Port Harcourt to Cross River.
“And then one of the harvest roads to Trans-Sahara route, which is running from Enugu, Abakaliki-Ogoja down to Cameroon, is Africa Trans-Sahara, and another road under Phase 2.
“Also from Badagry to Sokoto. So, it was approved to be into finance in a model of EPC + F, which is Engineering, Procurement, Construction and then Plus + Financing.”
Umahi said that the council deliberated, approved and directed the Ministry of Finance to expedite action on its own part.