Arrangements have been concluded by the federal government to begin the verification and probe on claims of money spent on federal roads by the various state governments. The Minister for Works, Power and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has disclosed.
Fashola, who spoke in Ilorin said President Muhammadu Buhari has put in place an inter-ministerial committee to commence the exercise in earnest in furtherance of his anti-corruption crusade.
He added that the federal government has commenced verification of federal roads constructed by Kwara State Government for reimbursement, assuring that it would reimburse the state and other states of the federation once their claims were verified.
According to him, “The federal government has identified Jebba – Ilorin road as one of the most strategic economic corridors in Nigeria that require urgent attention. Frantic efforts was been made to restore normalcy to the road in view of its strategic economic nature.