Wada seeks N14bn re­fund from FG

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Us­man A. Bello, Lokoja

The Kogi State govern­ment has called on the federal govern­ment to re­fund the N14 bil­lion spent on re­ha­bil­i­tat­ing federal roads across the state.

Gover­nor Idris Wada made the call yes­ter­day in Kabba in Kabba-Bunu Lo­cal Govern­ment Area, dur­ing the flag-off of work on the Kabba-Egbe- Ilorin road by the Min­is­ter of Works, Mike Onole­memen.

“We have spent N14 bil­lion on the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of federal roads in the state. A re­quest for re­fund has been sub­mit­ted to the Min­istry of Works for ap­proval. We know that other states have also sub­mit­ted sim­i­lar re­quests but we need it ur­gently for other projects,” he said.

He com­mended Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan for ap­prov­ing the project and as­sured the con­trac­tor of ad­e­quate se­cu­rity.

Also speak­ing, the Min­is­ter of Works, Mike On­le­memen, said the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of the road was as a re­sult of the federal govern­ment’s com­mit­ment to make all roads in the coun­try mo­torable.

He said the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of the road was nec­es­sary be­cause when com­pleted, it will serve as a ma­jor link to the largest ce­ment fac­tory in Africa.

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