THE Federal Government is set to complete the rehabilitation of all its roads across the country by the end of the year, especially those being handled by the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA).
The Acting Executive Director, West Operations, Olatayo Komolafe disclosed this yesterday during an inspection tour of some federal roads in Niger State, and therefore assured motorists of better roads by the end of the year.
Komolafe said that all contractors working for the agency had been given a deadline to complete the rehabilitation of all the roads across the country and the agency was ready to enforce the deadline.
He said that the agency mobilised contractors and its workers to site in October with a marching order to carry out massive patching of all federal roads under the 2010/2011 road rehabilitation project and were given December as deadline.
Besides, the Cross River State government said it had spent about N1.5 billion on the rehabilitation of federal roads across the state.
The state governor, Liyel Imoke, disclosed this to reporters while inspecting the ongoing rehabilitation undertaken by the state along Calabar-Itu Federal Highway.
He said that the amount covered Calabar-Ikom-Ogoja Road, Ikom-Obudu Ranch Road as well as the whole length of Calabar-Itu Road terminating at the bridge end of Cross River, bordering Akwa Ibom.
By Anietie Akpan (Calabar) and John Ogiji (Minna)