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FCT to get N1.8bn SURE-P fund for Apo-Karshi road

The FCT Administration will receive N1.8bn intervention fund from the Subsidy Reinvestment Empowerment Programme to complete the Apo-Karshi ongoing road construction work.

The Director, Satellite Town Development Agency, Mr Tukur Bakori, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Thursday.

Bakori said the intervention fund would be released to the agency as soon as the budget was passed by the National Assembly, adding that it would fast-track the completion of the project.

“Some ongoing road projects are slow because of lack of fund, but SURE-P has intervened, what we are now waiting for is for the National Assembly to pass the budget.

“Once the budget is passed, the road will be completed within a short time because SURE-P has captured the remaining outstanding fund for the completion of the construction,” he said.

He explained that SURE-P also captured the completion of Kuje-Gwagwalada road on the budget with the sum of N400 million.

The director also listed Galuwu-Shere road in Bwari Area Council.

He put the sum of the project at N2.2bn out of which N989m had been spent by the FCT.

He identified the difficult terrain of the road as the reason for the increase in the initial budgeted sum.

Bakori said the Karshi-Ara road construction work, which started in 2010, would ease traffic into Nasarawa and would be funded through the statutory budget.

NAN reports that Apo-Karshi road was awarded to Mangrovetech Group, an indigenous contractor in 2012 and to be completed in 2014.

The slow pace of the project can be traced to lack of fund, the topography of the road and other unforeseen challenges.

The road, when completed will open up the area and serve as an alternative route to the Karu-Nyanya road.

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