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NNPC to fund East-West road construction in Rivers state

by Mitchelle Uzorka 

President Muhammadu Buhari has given a directive to Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and its subsidiaries to generate funds from the Tax Credit Scheme for the completion of Section 4 of the East-West Road.


Buhari gave the directive while delivering a keynote address in Uyo, Akwaibom at the opening ceremony of the meeting of the 5th National Council on Niger Delta with the theme ” Harnessing 21st-century development initiatives and strategies for greater development in the Niger Delta”.

The President, who was represented by the Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi, said that the project handled by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing is the largest infrastructure in Nigeria and very dear to his administration.

He added, “Considering the priority this administration places on the completion of this project, the Ministry of Petroleum has directed NNPC and its subsidiaries to step in and fix section 4 of the East-West road (Eleme Roundabout to Onne Junction), through the Tax Credit Scheme,”



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