The Federal Executive Council (FEC), has approved the augmentation of over US$ 22M for the completion of the construction of the remaining 85-kilometer section of Sokoto-Tambuwal-Jega-Makera Road Project in Nigeria. This was revealed by the Nigerian Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola.
According to the minister, the funds were approved as a result of a request by the project contractor, China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) Construction Company, following material price changes, essentially, between 2012 when the contract was awarded the project, and now.
“Materials and costs have changed significantly and also the scope of works of the 85 kilometers section of the road has to be changed now from rehabilitation to reconstruction because its state has worsened compared to when it was awarded 12 years ago,” explained Minister Fashola.
Overview of the entire Sokoto-Tambuwal-Jega-Makera Road project
According to the Nigerian Minister of Works and Housing the entire Sokoto-Tambuwal-Jega-Makera Road Project is divided into two sections.
“The first section, which is approximately 296 kilometers long, was awarded to TRIACTA (Nigeria) Limited, a Civil Engineering Construction Company providing services on all forms of Civil Engineering Works, and it is 100% complete as we speak and operational,”
“100 kilometers of the second section is also complete and open to the public. We are only remaining with the 85 kilometers portion, which is subject to the augmentation,”
“Upon the completion of this portion the entire project, which traverses Sokoto, Kebbi, and Niger states, will be completed,” elaborated the minister.