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Rep Commends FG For Approving Kabba-Obajana Road Construction

Posted: May 19, 2016 at 6:25 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Ahmed Musa

Abuja – Hon. Tajudeen Yusuf,? member representing Kabba/Bunu Federal Constituency of Kogi State in the House of Representatives,on Thursday, commended the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration for approving the construction of the Kabba-Obajana road project to be undertaken by Dangote Group under a Public Private Partnership Arrangement.

Hon. Yusuf, while reacting to the approval of the road contract by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, described as novel the arrangement where Dangote Group will undertake the construction of the road in return for some tax incentives from the government.

He said: “This is a project that has been in the works for the past eight years. An agreement for the construction of this road was almost concluded during the last administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, but negotiations stalled over terms.

“I want to commend all those who have shown commitment to see that this project is started. Equally, the Dangote Group deserves praise for agreeing to undertake the project”.

He disclosed that the design for the road had been completed as far back as 2013 when the previous administration allocated N2billion in the budget for the project.

According to him, “what everyone wants is the road to be completed. What has been delaying it is the conditions guiding the agreement.

“This concept is novel, the visibly elated lawmaker said, adding that it has never been done in Nigeria before. “Our people cannot wait for work to commence on this road”, he stressed.