Two Federal Roads In Ogun To Benefit From N1.9trn Road Tax Credit Scheme
Two of the major federal roads in Ogun State are to be reconstructed by the Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), under the N1.9 trillion Federal Government Road Tax Credit Scheme.
The two roads are the Sango Ota-Abeokuta and Sagamu-Benin Expressways.
They are among 44 federal roads, covering 4,554 kilometres approved by Federal Executive Council (FEC) during its weekly meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Vice president’s spokesman, Laolu Akande told the state house correspondents after the meeting that, the 44 roads were approved under phase two of the federal road infrastructure development and regulatory tax credit policy.
According to Akande, the council also approved the concession of nine of the 44 roads for a period of 25 years.
The Sagamu-Benin and Sango Ota-Abeokuta expressways are two of the nine concessioned roads under the pilot phase of valued added section of the highway development and management.
The environment minister, Mohammed Hassan Abdullahi, while briefing newsmen, said the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved N1, 354,016,250 for the procurement of 31 vehicles for the monitoring of power and remediation projects in some polluted areas of Ogoniland.
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Abdullahi stated, “In view of this development and because of the desire to ensure effective supervision of these projects, particularly the five water schemes and the 16 upcoming water schemes and the proposed shoreline remediation, and also the proposed centres of excellences to be built within Ogoni land and in view of the fact that we are going to inspect on a regular basis, experts from outside the country, there is a need to provide project vehicles so that they can effectively inspect, supervise and monitor the remediation exercise.
“So, FEC today approved the sum of N1, 354,016,250 only in favour of Messrs. Mujav automobile Nigeria Limited to provide 31 number of vehicles for the project.
“These include one 18-seater Toyota Hiace bus, one 30-seater Toyota coaster bus, they’re all supposed to be 2022 models. Then 11 Toyota Hilux double cabin four-wheel drive also of 2022 model, diesel engine.
“15 numbers Toyota Hilux double cabin four-wheel drives, diesel and petrol engine, also 2022 models.
Then one Toyota Land Cruiser twin turbo 2022 model and, lastly, two units of Land Cruiser V6 Prada for the projects.
“Only 31 vehicles were approved for the hydrocarbon pollution remediation project to ensure effective supervision of the project, particularly, delimitation sites. This is what we presented and was approved by FEC.”
The Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammed Maigari Dingyadi, who also addressed journalists on the approvals by the council, said, “It has also directed the Attorney General the Federal Minister of Justice, to transmit the draft bill to the National Assembly for enactment into law.”
Dingyadi said the passage of the bill was to give legal backing and financial autonomy to the institutions and to mobilise the much-needed technical and financial support from within and outside the country for the modernisation of police training facilities.