Zaria-Funtua, Lokoja-Benin, Bida-Minna roads, others for consideration in NNPC’s tax credit scheme 11
The Zaria-Funtau, Lokoja-Benin, Bida-Mina roads are among the 44 roads considered in the Federal Executive Council’s approved Phase II of the NNPC/ Road Infrastructure Tax Credit Scheme, Blueprint can report.
A document titled: “Proposed NNPC Limited RITCs Phase 11 list of roads for consideration, obtained by our Correspondent, revealed that the proposed roads are spread across the six geo-political zones of the country.
The FEC had three weeks ago approved an additional N1.9 trillion to reconstruct 44 roads across the country under the phase two of the scheme.
A breakdown of the list shows that a total of 11 roads were captured in the South South, 10 in the North Central; Seven in the North West; six in the North West; three in the South West, and seven in the South East.
In the South South geo political zone, the proposed 11 roads include the construction of Eket Bypass (dual carriage); dualisation of Lokoja-Benin road: Obajana junction-Benin section 11 Phase 1: Okene-Auchi, Kogi/Edo states; dualisation of Lokoja-Benin road: Obajana junction-Benin section 111 Phase 1: Auchi-Ehor, Edo state; Nembe-Brass road, Bayelsa state; and the completion of Benin-Warri dual carriageway.
Other are; the East-West road (section 1), Warri-Kaiama (Delta/Bayelsa states); East-West road (section 11-1), Port Harcourt –Ahoada; East-West road (section 11-11), Ahoada—Kaiama; East-West road (section 111) Onne Junction—Eket; the dualisation of East West road (section IV) Eket Oron; and the upgrading of 15km Port Harcourt to Onne Junction.
The 10 roads listed for consideration in the North Central are, the dualisation of Minna-Bida road; reconstruction of the existing pavement and construction of the additional pavement on the dualisation of Abuja-Lokoja Highway section 111: Abaji-Koton Karfe road; construction of Jarmal-Bashar-Zuruk-Andame-Karim Lamido road in Plateau and Taraba states; dualisation of Lokoja-Beni road: Obajana junction-Benin section IV phase 1: Ehor-Benin City, Edo state; and reconstruction and expansion of Mararaba-Keffi road.
Others are; the rehabilitation of Minna-Zungeru-Tegina-Kontagora road in Niger state, section 1: Minna-Tegina; rehabilitation of Minna-Zungeru-Tegina-Kontagora road in Niger state, section 11: Tegina- Kontagora; Shendam-Yelwa-Mato junction-Taraba border with Spurs; dualisation of Suleja-Minna road in Niger state; and the dualisation of Lokoja-Benin road: Obajana-Okene, Kogi state.
The roads chosen in the South East are seven, and they are; the rehabilitation of Aba-Owerri road NNPC Depot Expressway, Abia state; rehabilitation of Otuocha-Nzam-Innoma-Iheaka-Ibaji section of Otuocha-Ibaji-Odulu-Ajegwu in Anambra; construction of Ihiala-Orlu-Umuduru road(Ihiala-Amaifeke section) and the completion of Spur in Isseke town-Amafuo-Uli in Imo/Anambra states.
Others are; the rehabilitation of old Enugu-Onitsha road (OPl) junction-Ekehe Okpatu-Aboh Udi-Oji to Anambra border); construction of Omor-Umulokpa road in Anambra and Enugu states; rehabilitation of Ozalla-Akpugo-Amagunze-Ihuokpara-Nkomoro-Isu-Onicha (Enugu-Onicha) with a spur to Onunweke; and the rehabilitation of the old Enugu-Port Harcourt road (Agbogugu-Abia border spur to Mmaku).
In the North East, the listed six roads are; the Yola-Mubi road; rehabilitation of Maiduguri-Mongumo road; rehabilitation of Numan-Jalingo road; rehabilitation of Yola-Hong-Mubi road in Adamawa state; reconstruction of Bali-Serti-(Gashaka)-Gembu road in Taraba state; and the rehabilitation of Yashi-Deguri road.
In the South West, roads chosen are the rehabilitation and expansion of Lagos-Badagry Expressway (Agbara Junction-Nigeria/Benin Border) in Lagos State; and the dualisation of Akure-Ita Ogbolu-Iju-Ado Ekiti state border, section 1: Akure-Ita Ogbolu-Iju-Ekiti state border, Ondo state.
For the North West geopolitical zone, a total of seven roads are listed under the scheme. They are; the dualisation and construction of Kano-Kwanar Dauja-Hadejia road in Kano/Jigawa states, section 1. Tsalle-Hadeji; the dualisation and construction of Kano-Kwanar Dauja-Hadejia road in Kano/Jigawa states, section 11. Kano- Tsalle, and the rehabilitation of Kaduna-Pambeguwa-Jos road in Kaduna/Plateau states.
Others are; the dualisation of Zaria-Funtua-Gusau-Sokoto road in Kaduna, Kastina, Zamfara and Sokoto states: section 1 Zaria-Funtua-Gusau; the dualisation of Zaria-Funtua-Gusau-Sokoto road in Kaduna, Kastina, Zamfara and Sokoto states: section 11 Gusau-Sokoto road (km 87+575-km 173+675); the dualisation of Zaria-Funtua-Gusau-Sokoto road in Kaduna, Kastina, Zamfara and Sokoto states: section 11 Gusau-Sokoto road (km 173+675-km 267+400); the dualisation of Zaria-Funtua-Gusau-Sokoto road in Kaduna, Kastina, Zamfara and Sokoto states: section 11 Gusau-Sokoto road (km 267+400-km 379+714)