FERMA completes over 300 road projects – MD


The Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) said on Thursday that it had completed over 300 capital road projects within its scope of work nationwide.
The Managing Director, FERMA, Mr Nurudeen Rafindadi, disclosed this in a statement signed by Mrs Maryam Sanusi, Deputy Director, Head of Communication and Public Relations, FERMA, in Abuja.
Rafindadi said that aside the 88 road projects earlier reported the agency had completed additional 212 capital road projects and over 100 direct labour works.
He said that some of the projects completed included the rehabilitation of Bambal-Buzawa road and Kiyawa–Jama’are federal road in Bauchi State.
The managing director said that general maintenance work had been completed on the Kari–Yobe State border road.
He said that the Ganjuwa-Gubi-Wussarawa road was also rehabilitated with scarification, stone base, asphaltic overlay and construction of culvert.
Rafindadi said that the agency recently distilled drainage on some federal roads in Edo and carried out repairs on some bridges and failed portions of the roads in the state.
He added that work on the failed carriageway at Ogheghe Junction along Benin–Warri dual carriageway was ongoing.
The managing director said that in the North-Central, direct labour work was carried out and was 100 per cent completed.
He said that in the South-West, road construction of hydraulic structures, routine distilling of open covered drain, washout and repairs, palliative work and patching of potholes were done in Lagos, Ogun and Oyo States.
Rafindadi said that also completed was the asphalt repairs and cutting of potholes to regular shapes and distilling of line drains on roads in Kano and Kebbi States.
He said that the work on the Ondo–Ore road was being supervised by the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing and the agency might not be able to intervene there.
Rafindadi said that FERMA was not rehabilitating the Agbor–Amukpe road in Delta because there was an ongoing contract on the road.
On the the Ukpagada–Ogoja road in Cross River, he said the mandate of FERMA was for federal roads and that the agency could only intervene on state and local government roads.
He said the agency had four road projects to be done under the 2018 capital appropriation around Nnewi, Anambra, including the Oba–Nnewi–Okija road, for which the tendering had been advertised. (NAN)

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