The Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved over N8 billion for the augmentation of the contract for the reconstruction of a portion of the second section of the Sokoto-Tambuwal-Jega-Makera road.
The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, told State House correspondents that the augmentation was propelled by the rise in construction materials.
Mr Fashola explained that work on the first section of the road had been completed and opened to traffic.
The minister explained that about a hundred kilometres of the second section of the road, from Yawuri to Makera, which is the subject of augmentation, had been completed.
He said only 85 kilometres of the road was yet to be completed.