The Federal Executive Council on approved the rehabilitation, repair and construction of 14 roads in different parts of the country.

This was disclosed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, at the end of the FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.

According to adesina , the 14 roads would gulp N185.3bn.

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah, said the council approved the contract for the construction of the second phase and the completion of the Industrial Training Fund’s multi-purpose conference centre in Abuja at the cost of N6.5bn, inclusive of Value Added Tax.

He stated, “The importance of this is that the ITF is one of the most important agencies of government when it comes to vocational training and skills acquisition, and Abuja is a very important centre of training for the ITF.

“It has a training facility that can train 319 people per session. With this investment in this building, it can increase that capacity to about 1,200 per session. So, it is a fairly big facility.

“Some of the areas of interest we want to increase training include the automotive skills sector, ICT, tiling, Plaster of Paris, plumbing, GSM, welding and fabrication, refrigeration and so on.

‚ÄúAll these strategies are attempts to implement the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan and to diversify the economy in a way that we can bring more people to have the skills that are needed to go to work.‚ÄĚ