All road constructions to be ready by 2014

The Minister of Works, Mr Mike Onolememen has assured that all on-going projects on major highways across the country would be completed before the end … Continue reading All road constructions to be ready by 2014


The Minister of Works, Mr Mike Onolememen has assured that all on-going projects on major highways across the country would be completed before the end of 2014.

Giving an update of the activities at a ministerial briefing in Abuja, Mr Onolememen said 13 road projects have been completed in the past 12 months out of the 168 abandoned projects he inherited in office.

Also giving an update of ministry’s activities was the Minister of Transport, Senator Idris Umar, who said the main target now is to connect the six geopolitical zones via speed rails that will make transportation of persons and goods easier and less stressful.

The Minister of Works, who first made a presentation listed road projects that are on-going and those that are completed in the first year of office as well as those yet to be concessioned.

He said the ministry has a target of completing at least 2000 kilometer of roads every year.

Senator Umar who gave an update on operations and activities in the maritime sector and ports, made a projection of an efficient rail system in the country, adding that most of the projects have reached 90 percent completion.

The forum which was streamed live on the internet, gave viewers the opportunity to ask questions and make suggestions via the social media on the on-going projects by the ministries.

The social media interaction was an added feature which the Minister of Information said must be sustained to ensure accountability in the ministries.

The briefing was the first in the series of ministerial briefings organised by the minister of information, Mr Labaran Maku to give ministers opportunities to inform Nigerians on their achievements and challenges especially as the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan clocks one year.